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Enter or edit the detailed description of a job posting

Enter or edit the detailed description of a job posting

Step 2 of the Post a Job, Edit a Job, or Duplicate a Job wizard is to enter a detailed description of the job posting. The Job Description page offers a lightweight editor.

  • You might prefer to draft the text of the job description outside of the wizard (for example, in Word or Google Docs), especially to catch typos and grammar errors. You can then paste the text into the lightweight editor in the wizard and format it.
  • As you work, observe the quality wheel as it scores the job description and offers suggestions for improvement. The higher the score, the more effective the description.

To enter or edit a detailed description of a job

  1. To enter the description of a new job posting, on the  Jobs page, select Post a job to start the Post a job wizard. Complete Step 1 and select Continue.

    Or, to edit the description of an existing job posting, on the  Jobs page, find the job posting you want to edit and select Review Applicant > Edit Job, and then select Edit for the Job Description section.

  2. In the Job Description box, enter the description for the job. The more details you provide – with attractive formatting – the more job seekers you will attract. See Tips for writing a good job description and SimplyHired Job Posting Guidelines.

    • Use the formatting bar to select a font, set the font size, select a style (such as a heading), and create bullet or number lists.
    • Follow the Post quality tips to improve your job description.
  3. When ready, select Save & Preview if you are done editing your job posting, or select select Continue to progress to Step 3 of the wizard. See Add or edit auto qualify/pre-made screener questions for a job posting.

Using the lightweight editor

Step 2 in the Post a Job Process - Job Description - showning the lightweight editor and job description text, with callouts.

  1. Formatting ribbon – Select options on the formatting ribbon to change the font, size, paragraph style, or format. You can also insert bulleted or numbered lists.
  2. Text area – Type your job description text here.
  3. Post Quality Score – Review this section to ensure that your post meets the minimum post quality standards. If it does not, this section will suggest tips for improving your job posting description.


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