The Art of Writing a Job Description

Posted by Katie Breeden on Aug 14, 2018 5:48:23 PM
Writing a Job DescriptionFinding the words to describe a job isn’t easy. While there’s no way to include every little detail, it’s important to convey enough information for applicants to get a sense of role requirements and responsibilities. Without a clear, easy-to-read job description, everyone ends of wasting time. You’ll end up sifting through unqualified applicants, and candidates waste time applying to a job they don’t understand.

According to a Wall Street Journal study, applicants only spend about a minute reading through a job description before deciding if it’s a good fit. So, how can you write a description that captures the important points quickly and clearly? Consider the job description to be a first impression.
  • Ensure that it has been edited and spell checked for grammar and punctuation—typos will come across as unprofessional.
  • Be descriptive, but brief. Bullet points can help break up the information concisely.
  • Take the perspective of your ideal applicant. Is it someone new to the field? Avoid jargon and terms that individuals entering the industry might not know yet.
  • Research the license and union membership requirements in your region.
  • Include a description of your company, details about how to apply and a deadline if applicable.

Looking for a few more pointers on how to put together a stellar job description for a drain cleaner or plumber? Download MyTana’s Job Description Template today:

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MyTana is a full-service manufacturer of drain cleaning and inspection equipment, including cable machines, drain jetters and plumber cameras. The company also offers cables, blades, nozzles and other accessories for plumbers and drain cleaners. By selling direct, MyTana is able to maintain competitive pricing while offering a high level of personalized service and support. MyTana equipment is factory-direct and American made.

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