Update on the JobAdWords Survey
In a previous post I introduced a survey I'm using to answer some questions about the words used in job advertisements. The survey can be taken here, or if that's full, here or here.
Results so far? Based on responses from a mixture of HR professionals and job seekers (I'll break them out when I have a large enough sample):
The words most often seen in job advertisements:
The words least often seen in job advertisements:
The words with the most positive emotional response:
- Strong work ethic
The words with the least positive emotional response:
The words associated with highest probability of applying:
The words associated with the lowest probability or applying:
So here's an interesting question (worthy of further research): do the words in job advertisements cause a reaction because they say something about what the job would be like, or because they cause people to self-assess? Or both? For example, "strong work ethic" received a high emotional response, but was not one of the highest-rated words when it came to applying. Hmmm...