Writing a Good Job Description

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Companies use staffing and consulting firms for employment solutions in a variety of projects and operations. As your client, the firm must find the best people for the job and help manage them along the way. Before we start looking, we need as much info on the job as possible. Then, we can put this data to use in our staffing strategies. We can also use this info to help manage the role after onboarding. In short, writing a good job description is the first step to successful staffing! Read our advice to refine the content you add to the job search.

Details

Details make a good job description. Site location? Contract or direct hire? Fixed hours? Remote or on-site? All questions that might come up if someone considers your job. All questions you should answer in the job description before they get the chance to ask! Add some details about the company too. Things like goals, triumphs, and values all show people what it might be like to work for you. As a result, recruiters will be able to sort candidates better. This means a better approach to filling roles. At blueStone, we make sure to do staffing right. Our clients enjoy the smart approach we take to finding great people to bring their vision to life. So get the most out of our services and give us lots of details to work with!

Role

Above all, a good job description displays the job title. It is the most important detail for finding the right people because it tells us the most about them. Someone with experience in the same role should manage the job’s needs well and should be qualified to do so. To increase your chances of drawing in the right people, make sure to explain the role thoroughly. Giving specifics of the job can help draw in people who want to do those tasks and shoo away those who don’t. Be as detailed as you can, so recruiters can relay that detail to their candidates. Talk about on-the-job software, production goals, involvement with other roles, main strategies, major tasks or projects, and anything that might be useful in trimming down the hiring pool.

Qualifications

Making sure your employees are qualified for the job is important. You can do this easily by making these requirements known in your job description. Certifications/degrees and professional experience are great measures of candidacy and often show up in role descriptions. You can attract the right people from the start by making education needs clear. Certifications are additional evidence that a candidate knows a field or practice. For instance, a certification in C++ shows they know the program well. Mention certifications in your job description, especially if they are must haves for the role. Along with what they know, you should also find out how well they know it. Asking for X amount of years in the skill helps you with this metric. These measures not only give you peace of mind, but also give lots of good info to the recruiters and applicants about what the job entails.

About Us

blueStone Staffing is a Certified Woman-Owned IT Staffing Company. We were founded in 2002. One of North America’s premier staffing firms, we assist mid-tier to Fortune 500 clients. We find talented candidates that can help complete your project on time and within budget. Our company is transforming the staffing industry. blueStone has excelled over the last 19 years, becoming the vendor of choice for many of the Fortune 1000 companies located in the United States. We hope to be the consultant that you trust your professional IT project needs to! We will surround you with meaningful attention. Our team creates long-term relationships with our clients, candidates, and associates. In brief, we help great people execute their vision.

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