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Sept. 27, 2022

How to Write a Compelling Job Description

How to Write a Compelling Job Description

Want to know how to write a compelling job description? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan discuss the process of writing compelling job descriptions. They break down the key components of a well-written job description and explain why it...


Want to know how to write a compelling job description? Co-hosts Hannah Robinson and Melissa Honan discuss the process of writing compelling job descriptions. They break down the key components of a well-written job description and explain why it should accurately reflect the duties and expectations of the position.

  • Hannah starts the conversation by highlighting the negative impacts of a poorly written job description - new hires feel conned when the job description doesn't match the role.
  • Hannah explains that crafting a compelling job description is essential to attracting the most qualified candidates.
  • Melissa and Hannah agree that transparency is the most important part of writing a persuasive job description.
  • For Melissa, a properly written job description is supposed to give applicants the best perspective of what it's like to work with you.
  • Melissa believes a great job description should accurately highlight the responsibilities and duties of the position.
  • Hannah and Melissa go through the best places to post job openings and attract qualified candidates every time.
  • Melissa breaks down the benefits of creating a video job description - and why she believes video is an impactful and highly personalized approach to hiring the right talent.
  • Hannah asks Melissa what should come first, the job description or the title of the role. Melissa feels the job description should come first - look at the type of help you need and build from there.
  • Melissa shares her job description writing process - you don't have to be Shakespeare to write a compelling job description. Just be clear and to the point.
  • Hannah and Melissa discuss the process of writing job descriptions for non-defined or complicated roles.

 

 

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