Be in no doubt that prevailing economic conditions have grown the Australian applicant pool of qualified and talented accountants to levels that most employers of accountants haven’t seen for years.
Many of those employers are filling vacancies which they had all but given up on in a labour market previously so tight that any accountant with a pulse was receiving multiple job offers.
So, the accountant candidates are out there, but how do you attract them to your business and make your jobs stand out from competing jobs on crowded job boards?
Click the link below to get a punchy user guide to writing knock out job ads compiled from the best in the recruitment business, plus a template differentiating good from useless ads, so you could have a killer job ad posted an hour from now.
In the meantime, here’s a teaser…..
Lou Adler, a reputable Influencer on LinkedIn and founder of The Adler Group, believes that by writing job ads to attract people in rather than weed them out, you will have more luck finding top people. He gives a compelling example below of two short descriptions for the same job. Which one do you think a top accountant who is thinking of leaving their current job would consider more interesting?
Business Unit Controller. Must have a CPA from a Big 4 accounting firm. Must have 10+ years direct industry experience. Must be results-driven, possess solid internal reporting skills, have strong interpersonal skills and exceptional verbal and written communications skills.
Oscar Winning Controller. For a CPA, this is the stuff of dreams: getting out of the numbers and making a difference. Our accounting systems are in shambles. We need them rebuilt. Our creative types are running amuck, spending money wildly. Can you tame them? If you can create some order out of chaos, we need to talk. If you pull this off, the CEO will be thanking you when he gets his Oscar.