How you may be writing job ads all wrong

Dropbox for résumés. Photo by: miggslives / CC BY

Working with recruiters around the globe, a frequent complaint I hear is that they receive too many applications from unqualified candidates. You post a job, and sometimes literally within seconds, the applications start coming in.

Some of them are generic cover letters and CVs that do not specifically convey why they are a fit for your particular opening and some of them are so clearly not qualified it makes you wonder if they even read the job description before applying. Well, it turns out they may not be.

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    Kate Warren

    Kate Warren is Executive Vice President and resident talent and careers guru at Devex. With 15 years of global development recruitment experience advising international NGOs, consulting firms, and donor agencies, she has a finger on the pulse of hiring trends across the industry and insider knowledge on what it takes to break in.