In a survey of tech professionals, we found almost 40 percent of you want more info about the offered salary range in the posting itself.
Job postings are meant to entice tech professionals and get them excited about the prospect of working for a company. As we noted in our original article, this isn’t always a cut-and-dry process; recruiters may not have a lot of info when posting a job, or the company may not have a detailed concept of the type of person it needs in the position.
Job seekers are mostly over it, as the survey results show. While 39 percent want to know what they’ll be making (or at least a salary range for the position), 25 percent want to know their schedule and if the job is remote-friendly. This underscores the blossoming feeling among tech professionals that working remotely is a key benefit; a separate Dice Insights survey shows remote work is as important to tech pros as health benefits.
Meanwhile, twenty percent of you want to know more general details about the job. What languages or frameworks are critical for the position? Is there a version of a language the app or service is currently on? Job seekers are tired of headlines and buzzwords: they want details before they burn lots of time applying.
Another 16 percent want more insight on the interview and hiring process. It’s a sign job listings should list how many interviews there will be, and what those interviews may entail. Will there be a whiteboard? More importantly, how long will the process take? Job seekers want to know how much time they’re expected to invest in the interview process, especially if it means they’ll have to take time off work.
Perhaps the most glaring aspect of these results is what you don’t see. In our original survey, the fifth option was “everything is fine” with job postings. It doesn’t register; a mere 0.004 percent of you think job postings are indeed okay.
This data indicates 100 percent of tech professionals think job postings can improve.
If companies held off on posting jobs until they had a very detailed view of what kind of tech professional they were looking for, it may speed up the long and expensive interview process. It may also discourage serious job seekers from spamming job listings. A big win for everyone!