what is job description

What is a Job description?

Learn about JD with Ranbir Kapoor
Ajab Prem kee Gajab Kahaani 2009

In the above scene, Prem (played by Ranbir Kapoor) announces at home that he has got a new job. As he leaves for his first day of work, his father faints. Although he leaves his home dressed for a corporate job, however, he is working as a confectioner.

In this blog, Learning Perspectives will explore the meaning of job description.

What is a Job description?

A job description is a written document that clearly lists the skills, duties, and responsibilities of the employee. A detailed job description would also guide the employee on what a successful worker’s role would entail. When companies want to recruit new employees for a particular job. They draft the job description for that particular role.

Job descriptions are commonly referred to as JD. They are a tool for recruiters to give clarity to prospective employees in terms of the designation, salary, grade, goals, and objectives.

Some of the most important features of a job description are the following:

Title of the Job

It may contain one to three paragraphs.

It clarifies the purpose of the job

Responsibilities and duties for the job

It mentions the number of hours and shifts (day/night/rotational) of the job

Performance standards

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Importance of Job description:

The job description helps applicants understand the expectations of the employer.

JD also helps applicants understand job requirements and prepare for the interview.

Helps the recruiter select the right person for the right job.

Prem in the movie is extremely job satisfied with his job. He read the job description clearly and is a complete fit for the job.

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