Careers and Employability Service
Services for employers

Your job advert on MyCareer

Close up man holding a phone with a laptop near by


A good job advert not only tells a prospective candidate the skills you are looking for, it is also an opportunity to sell your role and organisation to potential applicants. 

Try to think about how you can use the job advertisement to attract candidates – anything that makes your organisation and role profile stand out will help you to attract more people.

Get in touch

Our Recruiter Services team is ready to answer your questions.

+44 (0)115 82 32233

Email us


What to include in your job advert on MyCareer

Don't forget many students will be viewing job vacancies on their phones so consider carefully what you want to include in the main sections.  After bookmarking vacancies of interest, they move to their laptop or computer to find out more detailed information opening any attachments (job description or person specification) or clicking on a link through to your website.

On MyCareer, there are three sections that you need to complete in addition to the basic facts about the job, for example, contract type, salary, location and so on.

We strongly encourage you to advertise the salary and we can offer advice as we subscribe to The Pay Index. Please contact us for more information.

Summary of the role

This is a short description for the role which will appear in the search results. This needs to provide the essential purpose of the role written in an engaging manner.

Details of the role

  • A description of what the role will involve and what the main duties will be.  Try to keep this section succinct, you may not need to include every duty.  Six to eight bullet points are probably enough.
  • A list of the skills, knowledge and qualifications you are expecting applicants to have.  Some organisations break this down into essential and desirable.  You might also include ‘soft’ or transferable skills here such as communication or teamwork skills.  Use bullet points again for this section but try not to list too many requirements. 

There is the opportunity to add a link to your website for more details and/or attach supporting documentation (Word or PDFs).

About your company

A description of your organisation is pulled through to the vacancy from your entry created when you first registered on MyCareer. You can add further information or update this information at any time and this is preferable to lengthening the information in the details section above. 

Please review our vacancy advertising policy before submitting a vacancy on MyCareer.

If you need any help placing a vacancy with us, please do contact our Recruiter Services Team.

Careers and Employability Service

University of Nottingham
Portland Building, Level D
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 82 32233
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679