Why are job descriptions important?

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Having the best employees in your organization boosts your brand and profits. And attracting these talented folks starts with well-written job descriptions.  Need to know more? Here are 5 reasons why complete (and up-to-date) JDs are important:  1. You’ll hire the right people for your company  Job descriptions are important because they list the critical competencies you… Read more »

5 Tools for Creating a Job Description Template

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Don’t know where (or how) to start creating a job description template? Here’s are 5 tools to help you write them with ease: Ongig  Ongig is a great tool if you need help creating a job description template for diversity, or speed and scale. You can easily create templates to keep your JDs consistent. And,… Read more »

Job Description vs. Role Description — What’s the Difference?

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What is the difference between a job description and the role description? Are they the same? The short answer, a role description is a section in a job description. Here’s more on each: What is a “Job Description”? A “job description” is everything about an open position you want potential candidates to know. It explains… Read more »

5 Ways to Make Your Job Descriptions Stand Out

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Do you know how to make a job description stand out? Here are 5 ways to make it happen: 1. Use simple, keyword-driven titles It’s great to be creative. But for job titles, it’s best to be simple and specific. For example, instead of using the title “Senior Web Cloud Developer, Digital Technology,” using something like… Read more »

5 Ways Changing Job Description “Requirements” Boosts Applies & Inclusion

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Are your job description requirements turning off talent? Here are 5 ways changing them boosts applies and brings in more diverse hires: 1. Keep your requirements list simple If your job description requirements list is extra-long, candidates might get bored and move on. A best practice is to keep your list to 7 bullets or… Read more »

3 Examples of a Job Description Checklist

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Writing JDs is time-consuming. Using a job description checklist saves time, and keeps things consistent. Here are 3 example checklists, plus some useful tips on writing better JDs. What’s in a Job Description Checklist? If you aren’t sure what to include in your JD, here are a few questions you can answer to start your… Read more »

4 Examples of a Modern Job Description Template

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A modern job description template is more than a list of daily duties with matching skillsets. Candidates are focusing on benefits, compensation, culture, and flex-work options more than ever. So, how do you update your JDs to attract top talent? Here are 4 examples of modern JD templates you might find inspiring. Plus, 1 is… Read more »

4 Top Job Description Generators

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Writing JDs takes time, especially if you’re writing 500+ a month. The good news -– there are job description generator tools that automate the process. Now you can spend your time on what matters most –– finding the best talent. What is a job description generator? The simple answer –– it’s software that creates JDs… Read more »

5 Examples of a Job Title Generator

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Compelling job ads start with powerful titles that connect with candidates. Some companies use a job title generator to find the best titles for their roles.  Adding highly descriptive words to make your JD stand out is tempting. But you’ll want to ensure your titles are clear, specific, and searchable if you want top talent… Read more »

3 Free Job Description Templates for Google Docs

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Using cloud-based job description software is becoming the norm. Google Docs is one of them. I found 3 free job description templates (Google Docs-friendly) you might find helpful. But before we dive into the JD templates, let’s discuss why it’s so popular. And why other cloud-based tools might be better for your JD writing needs…. Read more »

5 Examples of an “Executive” Job Description [+1 free template]

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Executives are the face of your company. An executive job description template summarizes the scope of work, expectations, and benefits change-makers in your company can expect when filling a role. An accurate and inclusive job description helps you attract the best execs capable of driving your organizational goals. Here are 5 examples of an executive JD… Read more »

7 Examples of a Manager Job Description Template [+ 1 free to copy/paste]

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700+ people search for some variation of “manager job description template” on Google every month. In this blog, you’ll find: the definition of “manager” 7 examples of manager job descriptions a free copy/paste template to help you write your own manager JD Note: I ran the job postings through Ongig’s Text Analyzer software to ensure… Read more »

3 Top Job Description Builder Tools

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Do you want to create job descriptions online…that are consistent and bias-free? Here are 3 job description builder tools to help you: write more effective and inclusive JDs speed up your JD writing process create re-usable templates So you can attract top talent. Let’s dive in. 1. Ongig Text Analyzer Job Description Builder Text Analyzer… Read more »

7 Examples of an Executive Assistant Job Description [+ a free template]

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“Executive assistant job description” is one of the most-searched JD templates I’ve seen. This tells me thousands of people (5,000+ a month to be exact!) want to know how to write one of their own. In this post, you’ll find: 7 of the most-common executive assistant duties (to use in your JDs) 7 of the… Read more »

What does “Individual Contributor” mean?

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The phrase, individual contributor (IC), shows up often in job descriptions. So, what does IC mean? Let’s define it, along with some examples of where (and why) you might use it in your JDs. Individual Contributor Meaning   We here at Ongig define individual contributor is…an employee who is only responsible for managing themselves. An… Read more »