Now that you know what a resume job description is for an employer, it’s time for you as the job seeker to translate the job description in your work experience section. You should include:
- Your job title
- The name and location of the employer
- Your dates of employment
- Your job responsibilities
- Soft skills and hard skills you used and developed
- Measurable achievements and awards
- Specific numbers that indicate how you helped the company
Here’s a sample of how a resume job description might look for a copywriter that stumbled upon the job posting example featured on this page during their job search:
Digital Copywriter / June 2020 – Aug 2022
Starlight POV, Tampa, FL
- Conceptualized over eight campaigns that successfully ran on Instagram, garnering more than 10K followers.
- Wrote original scripts for TikTok videos, following brand tone and guidelines.
- Proofread and edited an average of 15 artworks per day before sending to client for approval.
Note that the sentences are short and snappy, utilizing action verbs as often as possible. Optimize your job descriptions so that they provide as much information in as little time as possible. You can also use this tactic for writing about internships.
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Employers: How to write a good job description
The clearer you write a job posting, the better for the job seeker. It’s important to include all the crucial details about the job so that the potential candidate can determine whether they want or can apply for the job. Use our job description examples as a foundation.
1. Job title
Write the title of the position you’re looking to fill clearly and at the beginning of the job description. For example:
Social Media Copywriter and Content Creator
Bloom Agency | Bradenton, FL
2. Job summary
Provide a short paragraph summarizing the job position and the company. Be enthusiastic and charismatic in your tone, after all, you want to make the job opening as interesting as possible to attract more candidates. For example:
Are you good with words? Do you know social media platforms like the back of your hand? Then you might be the copywriter we’re looking for! Bloom Agency is a digital hub for young creatives and out-of-the-box thinkers who know how to create fun content while having fun. As a member of the creative team, you’ll work closely with your colleagues to develop innovative content, catchy wording and scripts, and work on various projects for our clients.
3. Job duties and responsibilities
Create a specific section for the duties and responsibilities, and list them out using bullet points. Be as informative as possible because this section will help the job seeker know whether they can perform the job. For example:
- Create digital campaign concepts, specifically for Instagram and TikTok.
- Research and understand the client’s needs, audience and tone to accurately represent their vision online.
- Write original copy and proofread content.
- Collaborate with creative staff, as well as across departments, to develop strategic campaigns that deliver greatness.
- Present concepts to internal team and to clients.
4. Required qualifications
Does the candidate need to have a bachelor’s degree in a specific field? Do they need to have prior experience? Use bullet points to list the requirements they need to meet to get hired, such as:
- Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, English, Communications or related field
- Minimum of three years of professional experience in advertising agency and fast-paced environment
- Experience in social media content creation is a must
- Strong writing and editing skills
- Ability to work independently
- Exceptional time management and multitasking skills
- A keen eye for detail
5. Preferred qualifications
This section focuses on the nice-to-haves. The job seeker doesn’t need to have these qualifications to get considered but possessing them would definitely boost the job application. For example:
- Basic understanding of Photoshop and Lightroom
- Photography skills
- Comfortable presenting and pitching to clients
6. Salary and benefits
While adding this information to the job description can be considered optional, we encourage you to include the salary and benefits if they’re competitive. For some job seekers, the salary and benefits are a deciding factor on whether they’re interested in a job or not. You could write them like:
Salary: $28.00 – $31.00 per hour
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Paid time off