Job Description is an Information Element that is used in a job posting to inform applicants about the job to which they are applying. The Job Description should define the unique duties associated with the role and include specific responsibilities and qualifications of the position. Sections within the Job Description can be added using the text editor to create headers with specific bulleted entries listed underneath each. The Job Description will display to all potential applicants when they open the job from your career site or use a system-generated tracking link. Selecting a job description is a required job template field selected on a job-by-job basis.
Creating a Job Description
Use the following steps to create a Job Description describing the position you need to fill.
- Click +Create Job Description.
- Enter the Job Description Name.
- Enter your Job Description using the available text editor to format the text. It will appear to applicants exactly as shown in the editor.
- Click Save to add the job description to your library.
Adding a Job Description to a Job Template
A Job Description can be imported into a job template during Step #1, adding Information Elements, or can be created at the time of posting a job. See more about Creating Job Templates.
Job Descriptions in a Job Posting
When an applicant opens a job from your Career Site, a job board, or a tracking link, the text of the selected job description will appear in the details of the job posting.
Working with Job Descriptions
Job Descriptions are an Information Element in your hiring system and represent a library of job descriptions that can be imported into your job templates. Click the ⋮ menu of an existing job description to Clone, Edit, or Delete.
Clone: To build a similar job description quickly, you can clone a Job Description, make your changes, and save it under a new title.
Edit: Editing a Job Description is a good option if you have changes that you would like to include in all future job templates. If the Job Description was used in templates and/or posted jobs, the changes will be applied to all templates, but the information in any posted jobs will not be changed.
Delete: Deleting a Job Description will remove it from the hiring system. Performing this action cannot be reversed. If you attempt to delete a Job Description assigned to one or more jobs, the system will prompt you to select a replacement Job Description prior to deleting. The selected Job Description will be replaced in all locations where it is used regardless of current job status.