How to Write a Job Listing for AR/VR Positions

last updated on:
January 4, 2021

It’s important for us here at hire.AR to match the most talented candidates with their dream jobs, and to match innovative companies with their ideal candidates. It’s our mission, and we’re serious about it. 

We’ve created a free Augmented Reality Job Template for companies, recruiters, and hiring managers to be able to thoughtfully describe their open positions.

5 Tips for Creating a Successful Job Listing

1) Tell your company story

People want to work for a company they believe in. Describe briefly the history of the company, the mission, the company culture, what products the company has built or is creating, and any goals of the company. Oh, and definitely include a high-res logo.

An example company description may look something like this:

We’re Immersive XYZ, an augmented reality design studio based in Los Angeles, CA. Founded in 2020, we’ve worked with partners like Brand Co, Filter Company, and Unknown Corporation. Our mission is to bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds, through art and storytelling. We’re an equal opportunity employer with a heavy focus on remote work.

2) Interesting & accurate job title

The most important part of a job listing, yes, even more than the salary, is the job title. It’s the first thing candidates look at in a listing, it’s usually what they’re searching for on search engines, databases, and job boards, and it’s actually the position they’re going to have when they’re hired. It’s the title they’re going to call themselves when talking to other people, it will be part of their identity.

An interesting (but accurate) job title will capture the attention of job seekers and stand out from other competing job listings. 

For example, The New York Times has a job listing called R&D Software Engineer, Spatial Journalism and it accurately describes the position, but in an interesting way. The position is part of a small research & development team within The New York Times. This job listing from Facebook Reality Labs shows its description, responsibilities, and requirements in a clear way.

3) Clearly describe the responsibilities

Include as much detail as possible about the day-to-day, and larger, responsibilities of the candidates. What projects will they be working on? What deliverables are expected? What will they need to communicate throughout their time at the company, and with whom, and how often? Will they be managing other team members, or will they be working in collaboration across the company?

4) Clearly describe the requirements

This may seem like an obvious one, but good job descriptions always need to include a thorough list of requirements. A tip: if there’s a difference between mandatory requirements and “nice to have” be sure to separate the two. 

A job listing for an engineer may include a degree in computer science, knowledge of specific languages, and their GitHub link as mandatory requirements.

A job listing for a designer may include knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud, Maya, Blender, & Figma as mandatory requirements, but may only list a formal art degree as a “nice to have”. 

Every position and company is different, so be sure to explain in detail what the requirements are, so the best possible candidates can find and apply to your listing.

5) Include salary & benefits

Companies may choose to not include salary information for a number of reasons. They may want to keep the information private because the pay is different from what current team members are making, they may want to have more negotiable power, or they may not want their competitors to know what they’re offering candidates for similar positions. 

But, a study showed that job listings with at least a salary range included received 30% more applicants, and millennials are more likely and more accustomed to discussing their salaries with their friends and family.

If you have benefits that make you stand out for your competitors in the industry, be sure to list them! Benefits may include anything from health insurance, to stock options, to paid company vacations and dinners, to a pet friendly office, to remote work, to unlimited coffee & snacks, to travel or relocation stipend. 

6) Describe the full application process 

Everyone likes to know what they’re getting into before they start something. Applying for a new job can potentially be a life changing experience for many of your candidates, and they’ll need to plan accordingly. If the engineering role requires 5 rounds of interviews with whiteboarding problems, be sure to explain it. If the product manager role at your augmented reality startup in Washington D.C. requires a security clearance interview, be sure to list that. Many product design interviews will require a phone interview, a portfolio review, and then an in-person interview (again, with multiple phases) - it’s just nice for applicants to have some sort of information on the full application process for the jobs they’re applying for.

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