5 Tips for Writing Job Descriptions to Attract Diverse Candidates

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Do you need to make your talent search more inclusive? Here are 5 tips for writing job descriptions to attract diverse candidates:

1. Avoid exclusionary words

If your job descriptions have biased or “exclusionary” language, you might deter diverse candidates. Try to avoid words that offend (or exclude) job seekers based on their:

race ethnicitygenderagesexual orientationdisabilityfelony historyeducationmental healthveteran status

When you’re writing job descriptions to attract diverse candidates, tools like Ongig allow you to remove bias in just a few clicks. Here’s a table with 25 of the most common exclusionary words Ongig flags (and their inclusive replacements):

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