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What should I include in a job description?

What should I include in a job description?

A job description summarizes the general duties and responsibilities for a role. It should include any required skills, qualifications, and certifications. An ideal description is concise–including only the most important information–while also providing enough context for a job seeker to understand the position.

A good job description can help you attract quality applicants. Read the description from applicants’ point of view. Avoid using company-specific jargon that may confuse job seekers. Make sure you offer them a clear understanding of the job and its responsibilities and qualifications.

For a list of example job descriptions by job title, see Job Descriptions - Examples by Title.

For detailed information about writing job descriptions, see How to write a good job description


Last updated: April 11, 2022
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