Writing Effective Position Descriptions

Writing Effective Position Descriptions

While the skills and experiences acquired in the military are highly transferable, matching these to traditional position descriptions can be difficult. To ensure employers don’t miss the opportunity to work with our skilled Soldiers and Veterans, it is important for employers to write position descriptions that are easy to understand by Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families.

Why are Effective Position Descriptions Important?

Effective position descriptions help potential employees know what is expected of them – even before they apply. It is always a good idea for employers to revisit job descriptions annually to ensure they are accurate and true to the mission of the company. The more specific the job description, the more likely the company will attract Veteran candidates who understand how their skills and experience can translate to the company's bottom line.

Strategies for Making the Connection and Writing Effective Position Descriptions

When drafting and reviewing position descriptions, employers should consider the following:

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