What Is a Job Advertisement?

A job advertisement is an announcement posted by human resource managers or others who are looking to fill a job opening. Job postings can be found in newspapers, recruitment boards in company break rooms and online via job boards.

Most job advertisements list the job and detail the requirements that the employer is looking for. The advertisement will usually list the skills that the ideal candidate should possess and any experience that the employer requires of candidates. It will also let candidates know more about how to apply for the job or where to submit a resume or CV and cover letter, as well as whether the employer wants to be contacted some other way, such as by phone, email or by walking in to the employer's physical location.