Competition among employers for graduates is intense, making it vital for you to sell your opportunities to potential applicants. Your job advert must be written so that you can attract the best candidates. Remember that MyCareerHub is tailored specifically for Bournemouth University students and graduates.
When entering details for your advertisement the following guidance is suggested:
Position Title: This is the first sentence students will see when searching for a vacancy. Make it brief but to the point. Try to distinguish between a placement opportunity and graduate vacancy, for example: “Placement in the marketing team at XYZ Co”, “Graduate opportunity as a web designer in ABC Co”.
Employment Type: It is important that the correct category is selected as students will be searching using this criteria.
Salary: Terms such as 'TBC' or 'DOE' do not assist our students and graduates in making informed choices. Stating '£25,000 - £30,000 depending on experience' would be clearer and more attractive.
Salary Checker: Unsure of the average wage for a particular job? Prospects and TotalJobs can be used to compare average salaries for different job or industry within any location in the UK.
Deadlines: Many students will prioritise jobs which have a fast approaching deadline. If you want to receive applications asap, but the position is open for longer, it is better to set a more immediate deadline and extend it if you need more applicants.
Summary: Can be up to 300 characters to expand on the position title. Try to include any location and company name if not used in the title.
Details: Give a list of the job responsibilities, company summary, what attributes you are seeking in an applicant, salary, benefits and progression. Remember that candidates will be comparing your offer against others. It is best to represent this text as bullet point lists.
Application Procedures: Make it easy to understand how to apply by keeping instructions simple. Bear in mind that some candidates may not have applied for a job before. Explain exactly what an application should include (for example, a cover letter or brief reason for wanting the job)
Attachments: You can attach any flyers or other documents to the job application.
Categories: Select the categories (Academic disciplines) that you want to attract. These are used in student preferences for targeting.
What happens next?:
After saving your job advertisement, it is forwarded to Bournemouth University Central Careers and Employability Service for approval. At this point you may be contacted for clarification.
Bournemouth University Careers & Employbility Service takes all reasonable steps to ensure that vacancies are advertised in accordance with anti-discrimination legislation relating to sex, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation and age. Employers submitting job vacancies are required to take responsibility to advertise details in accordance with employment legislation that may be relevant to each vacancy (e.g. National Minimum Wage legislation).
By advertising placement opportunities on MyCareerHub the employer accepts Bournemouth University’s Expectations of Employers taking on a Placement Student (including Health and Safety) for placement students.
By advertising any other type of vacancy on MyCareerHub, the employer accepts Bournemouth University's Terms and Conditions (including Health and Safety) for students and graduates.
To assist our students Bournemouth University often adds a note to the bottom of job vacancies that reads:
A reminder from the BU Careers Team:
Before you apply for any roles, don’t forget to use the resources on MyCareerHub to help with your applications. You will find tools and videos to help with CVs, Interviews, Assessment Centres, Psychometric Tests etc. You’ll also find details of our on campus drop-in sessions, 1:1 Careers Guidance appointments, and events.
Bournemouth University has the right to reject or change any vacancies it deems inappropriate.