Writing a good job post that attracts good applicants isn’t that hard.

I know that’s easy for me to say because I’ve done this so many times that I know what works and what doesn’t.

But seriously, it’s not that hard.

I think so many people think that writing a good job post is complicated because they put a lot of unrealistic expectations of what a good job post can do.

A good job post should attract some good applicants. That’s all it needs to do.

Will it attract some bad ones? Yes.

Are all the good applicants good enough to be shortlisted? No.

Do you still need to interview (via email!) those who apply?  Yes.

This is easier than you’re making it.  Just try it.

Try this:

“I’m looking for someone to do BLAH BLAH.” <– BLAH BLAH is one thing, not a list of 6 things

“I’d like someone with experience in EXPERIENCE”

“I’m keeping this simple. Working together will be simple.

Make the subject of your application ‘BLAH BLAH job – [your name here]'”

See if you get applications (you will).

Or, if you want to write a more thorough job post, here are 13 templates that I am giving away for free: https://www.vajobposttemplates.com/