One For All Employers – Writing The Perfect Job Description

December 22, 2017

In essence, a great job description showcases your role to the potential candidates looking for a role.

You need to write your job description with the understanding that competitors will also be seeking a similar standard of professional out of the same candidate pool.

A good job description will also focus your attention (and your recruiters) on what is really needed in the role. Whether it is a replacement hire or a newly created position, the nuances of a particular role will be clearly highlighted and provide a clear set of objectives to identify the most suitable candidate. Done well, the job description will save time ensuring you see only the most relevant professionals. A good job description will also focus your attention (and your recruiters) on what is really needed in the role. Whether it is a replacement hire or a newly created position, the nuances of a particular role will be clearly highlighted and provide a clear set of objectives to identify the most suitable candidate. Done well, the job description will save time ensuring you see only the most relevant professionals.

 

Job description essentials:

 

Job title

ask your consultant if your role title effectively sells the position

 

Department

outline how your team fits in with the wider organisation

 

Company

Key summary on your company, including a line on culture and career progression

 

Reporting lines

who are the direct reports and any ‘dotted line’ reports

 

Specific key responsibilities

describe in detail but write them in an engaging way

 

Length of employment

(i.e. is this going to be a permanent or contract position)Qualifications required

 

Work experience/background 

remember to differentiate what’s essential and what’s ideal

 

Salary and benefits


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