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5 Things to Keep in Mind While Drafting a Job Description

Writing a precise job description

Did you know? A precisely written job description can not only help attract the right prospective candidate but also says a lot about your company culture? Stand out from the rest by marketing your company and job listings well.

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Read on to learn how to draft a concise job description, so your prospective talent finds the accurate information required for the role.

Job Title

Job Title

They should be specific and to the point with standard keywords that accurately describe the role. An example of a good job title is ‘Senior Accountant’ rather than ‘Accountant II’. Here the word ‘senior’ is a compulsory requirement in the job title.


Here you need to market your company and brand well. Talk about your company culture, location, goals, career growth opportunities, work-life balance, and why the applicant will love working for you.

Job Responsibilities

Be detailed, yet concise with the list of duties and day-to-day activities the candidate will be performing. Furthermore, mention whom the candidate will be reporting to; this will help the candidate get a clear picture of how the role influences the business.

Qualifications and Skills

Include a short list of qualifications from education, job experience, technical skills, certificates, and other soft skills like personality traits, good communication, etc. Avoid including too many that could discourage a potential candidate from applying.

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Salary and Benefits

Provide a salary range mentioning that it will vary depending on the candidate’s experience and education. Similarly, list the company benefits from insurance to perks like on-site gym to paid vacation days in order to highlight how your company takes care of its employees. This will help you stand out from your competitors.

To really make your job description shine follow these five tips and you’ll be on your way to finding the right person to fill that specific role. These tips will also help you attract your ideal candidates who are as committed as you are in taking your business to the next level.