What is job listing all about?

Posted by | January 12, 2021 | Career coaching

Job listing consists of what and how you as an employee needs when you want to apply for a job, which includes your experience and education requirements, how you should apply, the description of the position you are applying for, how you should apply for the job, and the deadline to apply for the job.

Check out the overview of each item that makes up a job listing of an employer:

Job Title: A job title is a short description of a job, it may consist of the name and location of the job for some company E.g. Sales Representative- (Coca-Cola Company) or Marketing director- (olive oil Company).

Job Description: Some company makes their job description lengthier, while others keep theirs short and concise of what the position entails

Experience Requirements: It consists of specific skills needed for the job and the experience required on the job.

Education Requirements: Most companies do list out the educational requirements needed for a job in their job descriptions.

Required Application Materials: This includes the documentation you as a job seeker will make available to the company to apply for a job.

These application materials include a cover letter, a resume, writing samples, a transcript, certifications, and working papers.

References: Most companies require the employee to provide references with their job applications

Salary Requirements: Most companies may ask you to add either your salary history or your salary requirements when you are applying for the job.

How to apply for the job

The Company will make available necessary instructions on how to apply for the job. It is very important to adhere to rules of the or you might not be considered. Most employers do receive job applications via company websites, email, in-person applications, or via job sites like Jobberman and many other sites.

Deadline to Apply

Most times, companies do set a certain date to receive applications, so that they can review all the applications received.

It is advisable as a job seeker not to wait till when a company deadline is almost near because some companies do review applications as soon as they are submitted, and may have high chances of being considered for an interview if you submit your application early.

How to Decode the Job Posting

What does job requirements mean? What does the employer really want? Learn how to decode a job advertisement and frequently used job search jargon with an explanation of what the company is looking for in applicants.

How to understand the job posting: Understand how to decode a job advertisement, what the job posting means, what the employer wants from the applicants.

How to meet a job qualification

Most job postings can be complicated that you might be doubting if you should apply or not or will it worth the time and effort in applying for it.

For example, I have seen some job posting that needs high job qualifications but very low pay.

So for you to take a decision to apply or not, kindly list out the job requirements, including the skills and all other listings in the job advertisement, then list out your qualifications.

If your qualifications meet the job requirement or close to it you can give it a try to apply for it.

But if it happens that your qualifications don’t closely match the job requirements of the job posting kindly disregard the posting or else you might end up wasting your time.

Your resume won’t be selected by the software, because most companies use software to choose their candidates for interview.



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