May 11

Job Post Tip: Don’t Rush the Writing Process

The best job posts bring in the best applicants – take it from us. Here are our tips on how to improve your posting on Poached.

Running a restaurant is time-consuming work, especially when you’re short-staffed and need to fill a position ASAP. It can be easy to rush your posting, but if you’re trying to attract the best pool of applicants — the key is to give your job description the time it deserves. This includes proofreading and making necessary changes, even if that’s writing more. The final steps of the writing process are essential in a competitive hiring market like we’re experiencing today.

Proofing your job post can go a long way to increasing the quantity and quality of the applications you receive. When finishing a draft, take a moment to read the piece in your head; then, reread it aloud. Most of the time, this will allow you to catch any significant typos or awkward language. If it’s available to you, it’s helpful to have someone else read your job post with fresh eyes. After a few proofs, you can be confident that your job description is clear and free of grammatical errors.

While proofreading, be reflective. Ask yourself, would I apply for this job? Is there anything missing from my description that I’d want to know as an applicant? Reading your job description from the eyes of your ideal applicant is a great way to spot any additional details or selling points that could improve your job description.

When it comes to hiring, your job post is your first impression, so don’t rush the details. You want applicants to get excited about the opportunity, and running into confusing language or typos can distract the reader from investing their time in applying for your job.

About the author


Ashley McNally likes to cook, loves to bake, and is always dreaming of her next meal. With over 13 years of experience working in various roles within a restaurant — McNally has made a home in hospitality.


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