Job Description Templates And How To Write Them

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Writing a job description is often difficult, especially if you don’t know a great deal about what the role involves. Understanding the technical skills required for some roles can be challenging!

We have a range of free job description templates that you can use as you wish to help craft your own job specifications.

What is a job description?

Also known as job specifications, or job profiles, a job description is a document that states the requirements, expectations and responsibilities of a job. Job descriptions often also include the company benefits and culture within the business.

How To Write A Great Job Description

Use a recognisable job title

It’s very tempting to use fun and enticing job titles like “Call Centre Jedi” or “IT Wizard”, but realistically speaking you want people to instantly know what role you’re offering. Use the body of your copy to express your company culture instead.

This will also help when people are searching online for your roles, potential candidates are far less likely to be finding your job role titled “HR Rockstar”.

Write out your requirements and duties in lists

Unless you need someone with a really specific skill for a role in your business, it is much easier for people to digest the job descriptions that are in lists. Although, this is not saying you should purposefully be vague.

People tend to skim job specifications, so make it just give them all the information they need in a condensed format.

Always include the benefits and opportunities

Whether you’re employing for a head of department or an intern, you should always include how your business is also going to improve the candidate. Your job description should essentially sell working for your business.

Make it clear that in exchange for their hard work, you can offer great benefits in return, whether that’s career development or fun perks outside of work.

Use current employees to help write your job profiles

The best job descriptions always come from a joint effort of the HR team and employees in that particular department. The employees in that will understand the job roles better than anyone, and know what’s required for someone to be successful.

Don’t be afraid to ask what they would look for when hiring someone to do their job or a similar role within their department.

Showcase your successes

Make a big point of showing how great your business is, and what it has achieved. That could simply be showing current employee success stories, awards, opportunity to work with big clients etc.

Add in your glassdoor satisfaction rates, or employee testimonials to reinforce why people would be envious of working for you.

How Can Pineapple Recruitment Help?

We will work with you to understand the intricacies of your business and work out exactly what you are looking for. This includes helping you to create targeted job descriptions that will reach out to the right candidates for your company.

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