Hiring? Here’s how to write a good job description

Your small business is growing and you’ve decided it’s time to hire your first employee (or employees) – congratulations! It’s a big milestone, and very exciting. But before you post your job description, consider what goes into it.

Why is a job description important?

A good job description gives prospective employees a clear idea of what you’re looking for, which will help attract the people you have in mind. On the other hand, a poorly-written job description can lead to confusion and wasted time – for both you and the prospective employee.

What goes into a job description?

These are the fundamental elements of a good job description. Take the time to sit down and enter in as much info as you can in each of these sections. You can build upon these features if you like. They’re key in creating a strong foundation for a job description.

  • Job Title
  • Job Purpose
  • Duties & Responsibilities
  • Relationships & Roles
  • Qualifications/Requirements
  • Job Location
  • Salary/Wage
  • Hours & Days of Work
  • Equipment to Be Used

Good luck!

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