Top 5 tips for writing an effective job description

Top 5 tips for writing an effective job description

Staff recruitment can be costly and time consuming for a business owner. That’s why each month we’re going to be bringing you our top 5 tips to help with your recruiting conundrums.

To kick start our #TopTips this month we are helping you write an effective job description.

The job description is a critical document for every position. Think of it as a blueprint, the more time and thought you put into writing it will enable the rest of the process to run more smoothly. Here are our top 5 tips for writing an effective job description:

#1. Be Appealing.

The most obvious way to increase the number of people who view your job advert is to make the job title appealing.

#2. Search Friendly.

Think of a job posting just as you would a web page. When potential candidates are searching for job postings, they will use consistent search terms.

#3. Priorities.

Don’t scare off a potential top candidate by overdoing the “must-haves”. Focus on the key responsibilities of the position and highlight what is most important.

#4. Avoid Jargon.

Incorporating vague terminology or jargon in the job description is not productive.

#5. Be you.

Show some personality! While you want to use clear and concise language, you also should give applicants a sense of your company’s culture.

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