Understanding Job Descriptions

What Is It?

Job descriptions are an exact layout of what a company is looking for out of you as a candidate. Often they will list out the main duties required of the job and some knowledge, skills and abilities of someone who may be well-suited for it.

Ideally, your resume should reflect many of the attributes listed on the job description, speaking the same “language”. We go over this in detail in our Resume & Cover Letter course, but to get the general picture let’s take a look at this example.

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Worksheet/guide on how to read job description top to bottom