Creating a compelling job posting can be tricky. Within a short amount of space you have to strike a balance between being informative and engaging. With first-year job postings going live on 10/10, it feels like the perfect time to share a few questions to keep in mind as you add your summer internship job postings:
- What makes your organization unique? In addition to your organization’s industry and mission, the company description section is a great opportunity to highlight what distinguishes your company from others in your sector. Is there a quirky aspect of your company culture you want candidates to know about? Use this space as an opportunity to share what truly makes your company one of a kind.
- What is expected of an intern? Students often report that they did not apply for positions because the job descriptions were vague. Use the job description as a place to convey not only the day-to-day tasks but also final project deliverables, internship structure, and any distinct opportunities (i.e. working with CEO or other senior leaders, collaborating with other interns).
- Could this position lead to a full-time opportunity? If there is opportunity beyond the internship, let students know. This is a great way to identify candidates that are really interested in pursuing a career at your organization.
- Is this role open to international students? Yes! All international students are eligible for U.S. work authorization after the first year of the MBA program and none require visa sponsorship. Work authorization is issued by Harvard so hiring international students requires no more paperwork than when you hire U.S. workers. With more than 30% of the HBS student population from international locations, do not forget to select “All May Apply” under Work Authorization.
- Who is your ideal candidate? Use the qualifications section to clearly state who your ideal candidate might be. If you have specific requirements, let candidates know. If your qualifications are more open, let candidates know that as well. Many of our students are interested in transitioning to a new industry or function, so consider the value that someone with a unique and diverse background might bring to your organization.