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How we can fix bad job ads

25 August 2015

In April 2015, a team of Citizens Advice research volunteers from across the country analysed over 800 employment adverts on three public job search websites. 

For our research, we looked at four different occupation types in ten local job markets across England and found that only 12% of ads had all the information recommended by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

The full findings from our research can be found at How bad job ads are failing job-hunters and recruiters [ 110 kb] and you can find our recommendations in our report, Job Adverts: how they can be improved for job hunters and recruiters [ 0.84 mb]. We recommend that having agreed minimum standards for adverts, improving available advice for recruiters and candidates and ensuring that breaches of the rules are dealt with effectively can all help to make the situation better for everyone.

 See if you can spot why this advert is not fit for purpose.