What to include for an effective job brief

What should I include in a good job brief?

A good job brief should include the following elements:

  1. Position title and brief description: A clear and concise title and description of the position being hired for.
  2. Company background: An overview of the company, its mission, values, and culture.
  3. Key responsibilities and tasks: A list of the main responsibilities and tasks expected of the successful candidate.
  4. Required qualifications: The educational, professional, and technical qualifications necessary for the role.
  5. Preferred skills and experience: The desired skills, experience, and personality traits of the ideal candidate.
  6. Salary and benefits: Information on the compensation package, including salary, benefits, and any incentives.
  7. Reporting structure: A description of the reporting relationships, including who the candidate will report to and who will report to them.
  8. Start date and location: The start date and location of the role, including any information on remote work arrangements.
  9. Application instructions: Details on how to apply, including a deadline for applications and any specific instructions for submitting a resume and cover letter.

Having a clear and comprehensive job brief will help attract the right candidates and ensure that everyone is on the same page about the role and expectations.

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