Optimise Your Vacancy
Think of a job description as a “snapshot” of the job itself. The job description needs to communicate clearly and concisely what responsibilities and tasks the job entails and to indicate, as well, the key qualifications of the job – the basic requirements such as specific credentials or skills.
Following is a quick look at the categories that make up a well-written job description:
Basic Information – Key facts about the role
This is the first thing a potential candidate will see or often search for. How such things as the job title is phrased can have a massive impact on the applicants. If for instance we were overly vague and just used the term “banker”, do we mean and investment banker? Or maybe teller in a local bank? Someone in the bank who offers insurance? The more specific we can be the better.
- Title of the position
The Company – about the company
Give the candidate some information on the company, make it sound exciting and sell the company. To attract the top level candidates you need to make the opportunity sound as exciting as it truly is.
“THE COMPANY designs and delivers complete integrated marketing solutions for major B2B and B2C brands worldwide. We provide a Complete Customer Lifecycle Solution; with 20 sites across the globe, we are well regarded as a market leader within our field”
Job Criteria – about the role
Describe the role the candidate will be doing in as much detail as possible, make it sound interesting exciting and challenging. This should include the following responsibilities;
- Reports to (to whom the person directly reports)
- Overall responsibility
- Job purpose
Person Criteria – about the person
This is your opportunity to specify the skills you would like the candidate to have:
- Previous Experience
- Education Level
- Language skills
- Background in
- Knowledge of
Closing Statement – Summarise the opportunity
“This is a great opportunity for capable candidates, who want to be part of a growing international team”
If you require any more assistance on writing your vacancy contact us and one of our qualified consultant will be more than happy to help.