Creating Job Descriptions that Really Work

Attracting the right candidates for your open position can often depend on creating accurate job descriptions that truly stand out. By tossing together a job description at the last minute or making a few small (but significant) mistakes in its description, you could receive a deluge of applications from people who are not the right fit for the job.

Here are some considerations when creating job descriptions worthy of your business and the type of people you hope to attract.

Don’t forget the basics. Certain basic information should always be included in the job description, including:

  • Job title
  • Job objective or purpose statement
  • Description of the position’s responsibilities, scope, and functions
  • List of individual tasks to be performed
  • Description of the role within the organization and relationship to other jobs
  • Skills and qualifications required for the position such as education, experience, licensing, and/or physical requirements
  • Location

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