Job description tips
The job description just describes the job, right? Well, yes and no. If you want to attract the best talent to your opportunity, you need to think bigger than the standard job description tips that just list tasks on a given day. Instead, to stand out, you need to use our tips for how to write a good job description, including job profiles and attraction techniques. Then, when it’s perfect, you can look ahead to advertise your job, whether that’s how to post a job advert or more recruitment tips to get the best people through the door.
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How long should a job description be?
When looking at how long a job description should be, aim for between 300-700 words. Write an informative job profile and check our job description tips to see if there are any specifics to include for jobs in different industries.
What is a job description?
A job description is in addition to a job profile that also clearly explains the tasks, daily duties, functions and responsibilities of a position as the main section of a job advert. The job description is usually in the middle of the form when looking at how to advertise a job and how to post a job advert.
What should a job description include?
What is the difference between a job description and a job profile?
The difference between a job description and a job profile is that the latter describes the more personal requirements needed to do the job rather than the job itself. A job profile plays an equal part in deciding where to advertise a job and to who, depending on the experience and qualifications needed to do the job.