How to Write An Exceptional Entry-Level Job Description

How to Write An Exceptional Entry-Level Job Description

Like internship postings, entry-level job descriptions should be exciting and concise, a way to sell your company and the position while standing out from the myriad of likeminded employers.

It’s important to remember that students are new to the professional world, and even the most polished may not yet know what your company does or all the corporate jargon that is commonplace in your field. Create a role the is easy to read, fun and gives the student a good feel for your company culture as well as what they will be doing.

The sample below does a great job of this. It uses bullet points for a couple of paragraphs to explain the company and role and then bullets to define job responsibilities as well as requirements. Having both minimum and preferred qualifications help students self-assess their odds of landing the role; meanwhile, having a section on team culture, while optional does a great job of helping students understand whether or not their personality will be a good fit.

Enjoy reading the position below and feel free to download our rock star entry-level job template to begin making your own position.

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Human Resources Supervisor

A company’s most crucial element is its human element. With employee talent, passion, and commitment driving the success of a business, it’s no wonder why human resources are essential to Meriot International, industry leader in hospitality and lodging.

Come work with an expansive brand that includes 3,700 diverse properties in 74 countries and territories worldwide. As an HR intern, you’ll facilitate the recruitment and acquisition of new hires, and help maintain the excellent work environment at Meriot for current employees.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicating and executing key administrative tasks including processing new hires, salary increases, status changes and terminations, office transitions, and more.
  • Act as primary point of contact for HR department for hourly employees.
  • Assist in planning and executing reductions in force as necessary.
  • Provide counseling and resource assistance in the areas of policy, benefits, salary administration, training/development, performance issues.
  • Monitor and coordinate all local/state governmental and regulatory compliance activities.
  • Maintain accurate and complete employee files and other HR related information for hourly employees.
  • Represents Company in Unemployment Compensation Hearings as needed.
  • Manages the transfer of employees between departments in conjunction with the Job posting procedure.
  • Plan and coordinate department’s activities to support SQDC targets, and meet and/or exceed client and/or customers expectations.
  • Actively participate on assigned teams and/or projects.

Our ideal qualifications in an HR Supervisor are:

  • A degree in Human Resources, Business, or a related field.
  • Excellent interpersonal, research, and time management skills.
  • Grace under pressure and good judgment in sensitive situations.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office.

Cultural Requirements

You come in on time and deliver projects before the deadline. You are able to prioritize and manage a myriad of tasks at once.

You’re willing to help out on projects that drive the company forward regardless of whether they are your responsibility or not.

You are able to wear many hats and thrive in scenarios where you are given big goals and lots of independence.

You are dedicated to the hospitality industry. You read industry blogs and follow industry Twitter accounts. You want to make a difference.

Job Details:

Work Location: San Francisco
                Salary: Highly Competitive
                Work Schedule: Full-Time
                Date Posted: March 12, 2013

*Note that although this posting is similar to the Sample Internship Posting, we have expanded the “responsibilities” section to include more detailed information on the job description, as well as a modified “qualifications” section to reflect a higher-level position as well as the more in-depth cultural requirements section. The cultural requirements piece is not mandatory for all positions, but can reflect the importance your company places on fit for full-time roles.

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