What do you need to include in a Job Description?

Job descriptions are key documents when it comes to advertising for a job vacancy. Not only do they give you something to base the requirements of the role around but they also help you to develop the questions that you might want to ask in an interview. A good procurement recruitment agency like https://talentdrive.co.uk will take time to craft job descriptions that are fit for purpose.

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There are a number of elements to a job description and here are some of the ones that you need to include:

  • Job Title – in order to attract the right candidates you need to get the job title correct. You may work in a sector that has standard job titles and you may want to ensure that you are using the language so you can encourage skilled candidates to apply.

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  • Main duties – for a person to assess whether they are competent enough to fulfil a job role and whether it is one that they will enjoy, they need to be able to see what the role entails. This is where identifying what the main duties are will allow you to give an overview of the job.
  • Your business – giving your prospective candidates some information about your business means that they are able to do some of their own research into whether they feel they are going to be a good fit for your company and vice versa.

There are a number of other key areas that need to be included in a job description such as the work location and salary.

Roger Walker

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