Your Guide Writing A Job Description

Does Your Job Post Meet These Requirements?

Crafting a compelling job description is essential to helping you attract the most qualified candidates for your job.  The key to writing effective job descriptions is to find the perfect balance between providing enough detail so candidates understand the role while keeping your description concise. Job descriptions between 700 and 1,100 words see an average 24% increase in application rate.

Here is your guide on how to stand out from the rest:

Job Title

  1. Make your job titles specific
  2. Avoid internal lingo that may confuse the job seeker
  3. Keep the job title concise


Job Summary

  1. Open with a strong, attention-grabbing summary
  2. Hook candidates with what makes your company unique
  3. Include an exact job location


Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Outline the core responsibilities of the position
  2. Highlight the day-to-day activities of the position
  3. Specify how the position fits into the organization


Qualifications and Skills

  1. List hard skills that are required
  2. Include soft skills to illustrate a good cultural fit
  3. Keep your list concise


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