How To Write A Job Description

This article contains 5 simple steps for writing the perfect job description:

Step 1 | Optimize Hire Pre-Employment TestingState The Company, Position, and Location.

Example: Bank of America is seeking a full-time Teller for our Raleigh, NC location.

    • Do include the business name, name of the position, and location.
    • Don’t hide the company name. If you were looking for a job, you would want to know where you were applying.

Step 2 | Optimize Hire Pre-Employment TestingWrite Down The Main Job Responsibilities

Example: Responsibilities include greeting clients, answering questions, cashing checks and paying out money, depositing money, recording client transactions, balancing money in cash drawers, ordering supplies of cash, and communicating with management, staff, and clients.

    • Do keep the description simple and realistic. Only include the main job responsibilities.
    • Don’t include overly specific tasks. Including dozens of responsibilities is overkill and unnecessary.

Step 3

Include The Benefits

Example: Bank of America offers a team-oriented work environment and competitive compensation package, with benefits including: medical, dental, vision, life, long term disability, paid training, paid holidays, paid time off, and 401(k).

    • Do include other special benefits that your company may offer.
    • Don’t last any benefits that you do not offer.

Step 4

Tell Applicants How To Apply

Example: To apply for this position, please submit your application via this link: https://www.optimizehire.org/apply-job?i=MTY3 by December 31st. Optimize Hire builds an online application page for each of its clients.

Step 5

Include Your Company Website Address

Example: For more information about our company, please visit our web site at http://optimizehire.com/. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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