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  • Writer's pictureClaire Scott

The do's and don'ts of writing a job description!

The do's and don'ts of writing a job description!

When it comes to posting jobs as a recruitment agency we have come to learn some of the more effective ways to do.

Our do's:

✅Be clear and concise: Use simple language that is easy to understand, and avoid using industry-specific words or acronyms that may be unfamiliar to candidates.

✅Be specific: Provide a detailed list of job duties and responsibilities, required qualifications, and any necessary certifications or licenses.

✅Be honest: Do not exaggerate the job responsibilities or the required qualifications. Be honest about the job's expectations and what the candidate can expect from the position.

✅Use inclusive language: Avoid language that could be interpreted as discriminatory, such as age, gender, or race. Use gender-neutral language, and ensure that the job requirements do not exclude any particular group of people.

✅Sell the position: Use persuasive language to sell the job to potential candidates, highlighting any unique benefits, opportunities for growth, or perks that come with the position.

Our don'ts:

❎Use vague or generic language: Avoid using phrases such as "duties as assigned" or "other duties as required." Be specific about the job duties and responsibilities.

❎Overemphasize experience: While experience is important, do not make it the sole requirement for the job. Consider other factors such as education, skills, and personality.

❎Use complicated language: Avoid using complicated or technical language that may be unfamiliar to potential candidates. Keep the language simple and easy to understand.

❎Be too formal: While job descriptions should be professional, avoid being overly formal or rigid. Use language that is engaging and compelling to attract potential candidates.


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