An ideal job description outlines the requirements and responsibilities in a way that's clear and informative all while sparking the interest of candidates.
Use one of our templates as a starting point to attract qualified and diverse talent that's a great match for your company.
All our job description templates are written following these best practices to attract qualified and diverse talent:
Find out why these guidelines are important in our Guide on how to write a job description.
A job description is one of the most important elements of your job post. It gives candidates all the information they need to help them decide whether to apply for the job at your company. That means including information about what the job entails, who you're looking for and what it's like to work at your company.
Remember that a job post is more than just a job description. Be sure to add photos, information about perks and benefits and include use a user-friendly application form with the questions that will get you the information you need from applicants.
1. A description of your company (About the company)
If you jump right into the role description candidates who don't know your company will wonder "Wait, where would I be working?"
So provide enough context about your company for your job post to stand on its own. On your career page, you can go into more detail so that candidates who are interested can dive deeper.
In your job description, hit the high points! The company mission, the values, what the culture is like and most importantly why candidates should be excited to work at your company.
2. Responsibilities (About the job)
In the "About the Job" section describe the role. You might be tempted to break out those trusted bullet points here. Instead, tell a story – a story about the impact the person in this role will have on the success of the company and its mission.Focus less on tasks and more on outcomes and impact of the work they'll do.
3. Job specification (About the candidate)
These are the requirements or "About the candidate". But since we're addressing the candidate directly it should be "About you". This is where we suggest you use bullet points, as it's important to be to the point about what you're looking for in a candidate. Include a mix of hard skills, soft skills and required knowledge that your candidate needs.
Follow these steps to quickly publish a beautiful job post with a well-written job description: