Best practices for job descriptions

Posting Jobs Jun 28, 2020

A job description is a complete record of the required skills, responsibilities, education, skills, and more. Increasing the quality of your company's job descriptions will have a positive impact on the quality of candidates and new hires.

Hiring great talent starts with attracting the right talent. If you put some extra effort upfront, you can craft the right job description to attract the best talent and ensure you are not turning off talent before they even apply.

Here are 10 best practices for job descriptions we would like to share with you.

  1. Get the job title right
  2. Start with a short, engaging overview of the job
  3. Highlight the must-have components early
  4. Avoid superlatives or extreme modifiers
  5. List the responsibilities and tasks using present-tense action verbs
  6. Focus responsibilities on growth and development
  7. Involve current employees in writing job descriptions
  8. Talk about your company culture, benefits, and history
  9. Use a conversational voice
  10. Keep an eye on details (spell-check, proofread, etc.)
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