If you want your job posting to stand out from the hundreds of others in the AV marketplace, you need a strong job description. A well-written audio engineer job description can make the difference between attracting a couple interested freelancers and receiving multiple bids on your posting.
Writing an effective audio engineer job description will also attract more qualified freelancers to your job posting. If you include all the necessary information to make your description clear and specific, you’ll be more likely to target the right freelancers for your project.
As always, there’s a lot of conflicting information out there regarding what makes for the most attractive job description. So, we’ve taken the liberty of narrowing down the available tips to the most significant ones for 2018. Read on and learn what makes for an audio engineer job description that will catch freelancers’ attention without fail.
Optimize Your Job Titles for Better Ranking in Search Results
What you need to keep in mind about accessing today’s gig economy is that it’s a candidates’ market. Intuit’s 2020 report estimated that Canada’s workforce will soon make up nearly 50 percent of the workforce! So, when you’re crafting a job description, you’re actually showcasing your company’s digital marketing skills; branding isn’t just for candidates anymore.
Companies need to prove they’re technically savvy to attract qualified freelancers. Ranking higher in search results will help you do just that. An effectively written job title will help candidates find your job postings faster. The following are key ways to tighten up your title:
- Make your job title concise. Use five to 80 characters, and don’t use all caps. Avoid using special characters as well to improve general readability.
- Describe your job in a way that’s catchy,while using standard terms.
- Use the job title as a tool to communicate the main aspects of your posting.
Remember that most candidates search by job titles, so write titles that will give them what they’re looking for.
Make Your Scope of Work Specific and Honest
An audio engineer job description needs to be precise and capture what a day on the job will look like. Use a short yet gripping paragraph to capture your ideal candidate’s interest. Mention what’s exciting about your opportunity, and then follow up with some bullet points about the key responsibilities and duties.
Just as with your job title, don’t use jargon that only internal people at your company would understand. Use keywords that tiein with the job title and duties as well, like “engineering,” “audio,” or “engineering audio solutions,” when talking about the responsibilities and duties.
Your scope of work section of your job description should leave a candidate with a strong impression of the benefits of working on your project and know exactly what’s required of them.
Don’t Forget the Location and Estimated Schedule!
Hiring freelance audio engineers can enable you to avoid slow seasons by hiring for installation projects in unfamiliar locations. Don’t pass up the opportunity to access candidates who are willing to work internationally by forgetting (or being hesitant to include) where your AV project will take place.
As well, include in your job description the estimated start and completion dates for your project. Quality freelance technicians, whether they’re working strictly on the audio or visual side of the industry, appreciate having a specific timetable to work with. Your job description isn’t just about landing freelancers, after all; it’s about building that first bridge to a strong work relationship.
If you can ace the job description, you’ll have no problem finding and hiring freelancers in today’s gig economy.