11/21/17

How to Write Good Job Specs

Your first paragraph will be the boilerplate description of your organization.

Narrative description of role: 1-2 paragraphs of 5-8 sentences each that give an overview of the role. While you don’t want to be hyperbolic, you do want this to be attractive, so you will want to sell it.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Bulleted list of most important to least important responsibilities. In truth, candidates will self select based on just skimming the JD and won’t read the details unless/until they are granted an interview. This list should be not more than 8-10 bullets and won’t include each and every duty.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bulleted list, starts with education and years of experience and is followed by most to least important skills or experiences you desire. E.g.: