- Providing insight into your company culture, mission and values.
- Clarifying the position to the candidate.
- Allowing interested candidates to apply, while being specific enough to weed out unqualified candidates.
How you write a job description will either have a prospective candidate fishing the web for more information on your company, or relegate you to the digital waste bin. This is your chance to make a stellar first impression by using a legitimate channel to strengthen your brand awareness. Don’t hold back! Your job description should aim to be clear, concise and engaging. The tone should be fun, informative and personable. Like this one for an Accounts Payable Specialist: “Let’s be honest, most people do not jump for joy when they have to pay bills, update a budget or maintain inventory numbers. But some of us, although we may not scream it from the rooftop, we straight up LOVE that stuff. If your friends describe you as the “glue” that holds it all together and you are an efficiency master, then boy-o-boy do we have the job for you. We are looking for an energetic Accounts Payable Specialist with the knowledge, organizational skills and passion to manage and drive our accounts payable process. In this role, you will help design and implement scalable systems that will be part of the foundation of our overall business success. We are changing the way the world does co-packing; we hope you will join us for the ride!” A winning job description helps attract the right candidates by accomplishing three things: