Advertising a job and interviewing candidates

Writing a good job advert


A good job advertisement should:

  • give enough information so that candidates can decide whether to apply - eg give the location, pay range, summary of role and length of contract
  • state the skills and experience needed for the role
  • not discriminate
  • state if applicants should send a CV or complete an application form
  • state a deadline for responses

See writing a person specification and job description.

Read Equality Commission guidance on recruitment advertising