How to write the perfect vacancy to attract students

Finding the right talent for your business can be a challenge, but it all starts with writing the perfect vacancy 💯

Finding the right talent for your business can be a challenge, but it all starts with writing the perfect vacancy. Loads of students are looking for opportunities that not only help them earn money but also develop their skills. With these five tips, you’ll surely speak to a large group of motivated students!

Clarity is Key
Students have a fast-paced life with many different commitments. To grab their attention, your vacancy should be clear and concise. Don’t make it too technical or detailed; be clear about the responsibilities and requirements. Add some bullet points with concrete activities that they can expect in a typical working day to paint a clear picture of the job.

Showcase the advantages
In a time when it is hard to fill vacancies, it is important that it is crystal clear why people should come to work for you. Highlight the unique advantages your position offers. Whether it’s flexible working hours, prospects for skill development, internship prospects, competitive salary, or other incentives, make sure to connect it to how these benefits align with students’ aspirations and how they can contribute to their career growth.

Emphasize relevant skills
Of course, many students don’t have extensive working experience yet. But, they often do have skills and competencies such as communication skills, teamwork, adaptability, and problem-solving skills.

Engagement is key
Already have people working in a similar role? Add their experiences to your vacancy! Also, encourage students to interact by inviting them to ask questions. This sparks their curiosity and will set your vacancy apart from others. A great way to start an interesting conversation with your possible future employees!

Adapt and improve
Of course, sometimes you simply need to try something out! People can use a variety of different search words when looking for a job. The challenge is to speak to as many of them as possible! If your vacancy did not get enough response after a week, consider changing the title of your vacancy to attract more applicants. For example, instead of ‘customer support agent’, also publish vacancies titled ‘customer contact employee’, or simply ‘customer service’.

A good vacancy is the first step to a successful hire. Want to know more about how we can help you with this process from start to finish? Contact us and we’ll make a plan together!