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The Art of the Perfect vacancy Ad

On the Dreamjobs.lk recruitment platform, some vacancy ads obtain better results than others. Below we highlight five key areas that your vacancy ad should cover in order to obtain the best results and candidates that are most matching and suitable.

1. About the Company of Business

Almost all vacancy ads should begin with an introduction or summary about the company or business posting the ad. In addition to the name of the particular company or business and its logo, you should also make sure to mention the sector or industry it operates in and briefly provide an insight into the history and background of the organisation.

2. Job Description and Job Title

This area should cover all the elements of the particular job being posted including the duties, roles, and responsibilities. This section should be thorough and well explained so potential recruits immediately understand the exact nature of the position and the activities and results that are expected of the employee. 

3. Candidate Profile

This area should note down all the skills, experience and knowledge the ideal candidate should have in order to be effective and successful at the job being advertised. 

In addition to any educational qualifications, the vacancy ad should also include the required experience and also the desired knowledge and understanding of the relevant industry or sector.

4. Compensation and Benefits

Possibly the most critical and important area to cover would be mentioning details of the compensation and benefits package that the successful applicant would receive. This is often the key to attracting and retaining productive team members.

5. Next Steps

This area should very clearly highlight the next steps for those wanting to apply. It could be that they have to send an email with their CV or they may have to visit a website and submit their details online. Given the competition that exists for top talent, the more simple and easy it is to apply the higher the chance you would be able to obtain the best results, in terms of the number of applications. 

At all times make sure your vacancy ad is appealing and interesting. The descriptions should activate the interest of the reader and make them excited about applying for the position. 

As a general rule, the more specific and detailed the vacancy ad, the more applicants that meet the criteria will apply. Good luck!

Find Your Dream Job

DreamJobs.lk by Elegant Media is Sri Lanka’s leading destination to find jobs that match your profile. As part of its aggressive expansion to better cater to the growing and fast-evolving technology-driven job market, DreamJobs.lk also recently acquired two popular job hunting websites, as part of its aggressive expansion, strengthening its status as Sri Lanka’s largest online job-hunting portal and recruitment platform.

DreamJobs.lk has a database of over 300,000 registered job seekers, each with a specific skill set and in addition, partners with over 2,500 employers in order to showcase the best jobs for the best talent; making it the natural choice for job seekers of all backgrounds.

Dreamjobs.lk has over 450,000 social media followers and provides recruiters with a special social media promotional benefit that ensures their vacancy advertisements get the widest reach. Employers can rely on the services of the specialist Dreamjobs.lk team and its handy Application Tracking System that makes recruitment a breeze. 

With our Special Gold and Platinum Packages, employers can post unlimited vacancy advertisements for an entire year or monthly with free social media boosting, to deliver the best results.

Continue reading 31 October 2022

Five Top Tips to Face a Job Interview Successfully…

So you saw the vacancy advertisement on Dreamjobs.lk and then you applied. After some time you are invited to face an interview.

Below we feature Five Top Tips to Face Job Interviews:

1. Do you Research

This is critical to getting through the interview. You should, first of all, read up all about the position you are applying for and understand all the duties, responsibilities and deliverables related to the role.

Furthermore, you should thoroughly read up on the complying company, its activities, operations, processes and other details that relate to your exacting role.

The job description or role profile is also very important and you should pay special attention to this as it sets the expectations right from the outset.

2. Be Punctual

You don't want to be late for a job interview. It could be online or in-person but whichever it may be, you should not be late for the start.

Given that many job interviews are conducted online these days, applicants must take extra care in ensuring that there is a stable internet connection, you have the required software or have logged in to the platform mentioned in the invitation.

3. Appearances Matter

If you have a keen interest in securing the job and are serious then you should look the part. Although your interview may be held online you should always make it a point to look smart, presentable and hirable.

Those considering senior roles can even opt for jackets and ties if the image persona calls for it, why not?

4. Sell Yourself

You should share how your existing skills, knowledge and experience will be an asset to your employer and how you can leverage the principles learned from your qualifications to help better do the tasks assigned to you. 

Instead of boasting about your abilities with long-winded and irreverent statements, candidates should focus on connecting the dots between their existing skills, knowledge and experience and how each of those will contribute to ensuring the job gets done surpassing expectations. 

5. Ask Questions

Employers often prefer candidates that have insightful questions that help to gauge the candidate in their enthusiasm and ability. The questions may revolve around your working patterns, duties, responsibilities and deliverables. But they may also be about working hours, dress codes or other information. 

Find Your Dream Job

DreamJobs.lk by Elegant Media is Sri Lanka’s leading destination to find jobs that match your profile. As part of its aggressive expansion to better cater to the growing and fast-evolving technology-driven job market, DreamJobs.lk also recently acquired two popular job hunting websites, as part of its aggressive expansion, strengthening its status as Sri Lanka’s largest online job-hunting portal and recruitment platform.

DreamJobs.lk has a database of over 300,000 registered job seekers, each with a specific skill set and in addition, partners with over 2,500 employers in order to showcase the best jobs for the best talent; making it the natural choice for job seekers of all backgrounds.

Dreamjobs.lk has over 450,000 social media followers and provides recruiters with a special social media promotional benefit that ensures their vacancy advertisements get the widest reach. Employers can rely on the services of the specialist Dreamjobs.lk team and its handy Application Tracking System that makes recruitment a breeze. 

With our Special Gold and Platinum Packages, employers can post unlimited vacancy advertisements for an entire year or monthly with free social media boosting, to deliver the best results.

Continue reading 25 September 2022

10 Soft Skills for the Modern Jobseeker

Having qualifications and experience in your chosen field is almost 90% of the weight of getting a new job. However, employers are increasingly looking at the soft skills of applicants in an attempt to hire the right fit that is not only proficient but works well alongside the organisation’s values.

Here are 10 Soft Skills that will definitely give you an edge in the corporate world.

1. Communication:

More listening and less talking is the idea and you should always try to listen without interrupting. When speaking you should always adopt a positive tone with convincing body language.

2. Persuasion:

Being persuasive in the workplace means you have to identify what other people care about and then create stories around them in order to make a connection.

3. Negotiation:

When undertaking negotiations you should always listen first and then having an understanding of what the other party wants, you should propose solutions that will provide mutual benefits to both sides.

4. Relationship Building

Building relationships in the workplace is definitely a good idea and one way of doing this is to help others unconditionally in order to obtain their trust, loyalty and cooperation.

5. Empathy:

Being empathetic means taking a genuine interest to understand and acknowledge the feelings of others and looking at the issue from different perspectives and lenses.

6. Positive attitude:

In order to maintain a positive attitude, you should never gossip at work and also be aware of how any criticism or complaining may have an effect on your relationships with other co-workers.

7. Teamwork:

If you work in a team always celebrate other people’s wins and be generous with your praise for other teammates and never claim all the credit for any achievements.

8. Conflict Resolution:

To ensure a harmonious workplace always try to focus on solutions and minimise creating more problems or questions that can lead to unnecessary arguments and or accusations. If you ever do happen to be in the wrong always apologise.

9. Time Management:

Time management is a very important soft skill and in order to master this, you should learn how to prioritise tasks, delegate duties and also be able to say ‘no’ when required.

10. Work Ethic:

To be a successful employee and maximise your career potential always take ownership and responsibility for your assigned duties and tasks. Aim to always keep to your commitments and avoid blaming others and passing the ball.

Find Your Dream Job

DreamJobs.lk by Elegant Media is Sri Lanka’s leading destination to find jobs that match your profile. As part of its aggressive expansion to better cater to the growing and fast-evolving technology-driven job market, DreamJobs.lk also recently acquired two popular job hunting websites, as part of its aggressive expansion, strengthening its status as Sri Lanka’s largest online job-hunting portal and recruitment platform.

DreamJobs.lk has a database of over 300,000 registered job seekers, each with a specific skill set and in addition, partners with over 2,500 employers in order to showcase the best jobs for the best talent; making it the natural choice for job seekers of all backgrounds.

Dreamjobs.lk has over 450,000 social media followers and provides recruiters with a special social media promotional benefit that ensures their vacancy advertisements get the widest reach. Employers can rely on the services of the specialist Dreamjobs.lk team and its handy Application Tracking System that makes recruitment a breeze. 

With our Special Gold and Platinum Packages, employers can post unlimited vacancy advertisements for an entire year or monthly, with unlimited social media boosting, to deliver the best results.

Continue reading 31 August 2022

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