Job Description

What is a Job Description?  

A Job Description is a written description of a job that includes information regarding the work to be performed, the roles and responsibilities, duties, and the qualifications required for the role. A good job description should provide candidates with information regarding what is expected of them in the position.  

Importance of writing Job Descriptions 

  • Helps in attracting the right employees 
  • Helps guide training 
  • Assists in retention and satisfaction 
  • Helps gauge performance after the candidate is hired 

What should be included in a Job Description?  

  • Title with the name and a brief description of the job 
  • The purpose which indicates why the job exists 
  • The responsibilities 
  • The required qualifications and skills 
  • Education level that is required 
  • Preferred skills 
  • Required experience 
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Hanan Ashraf
A strong believer in the power that words have over people, Hanan works on producing content that is creative but at the same time graspable for readers. A content writer and digital marketing intern, she loves to write about automation, HR, performance management, and employee wellbeing.