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What is a Job Description?

A job description(JD) is an informative report that describes the duties, tasks, scope, and responsibilities of a particular job listing. It also includes the required qualifications, skills, and competencies a candidate needs to have in order to apply for the job. A good job description is one that provides a complete outline of what is expected from the job. It helps both the employers and the candidates in a successful hiring and onboarding process.

Here is an example of a JD for ‘Android Developer’

Job Title

Android Developer

Job Location

Rajkot, Gujarat

Experience Required

1-2 years


B.Tech / MCA / BCA / Graduate

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and build advanced applications for the Android platform.
  • Collaborate with server teams to define, design, and ship new services.
  • Work with outside data sources and API’s.
  • Test code for robustness, including edge cases, usability, and general reliability.
  • Work on bug fixing and improving application performance.
  • Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency.
  • Must be aware of mobile SQL-lite database, push notification, and file storage.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why is a job description essential?

The company develops a JD after analyzing the job, which helps them set clear standards about a particular job position. When clear boundaries of roles, responsibilities, and criteria are set, it becomes easy for hiring managers to choose from different candidates.

What are the must include in a job description?

As per the organization, the JD can change, but here mentioned are some common must-haves:

  • Job Position/ Title
  • Duties and responsibility
  • Job location
  • Qualification

What are the benefits of providing JD to candidates?

Providing a detailed job description to the candidates that apply for the particular position will help them to understand the role better. Candidates will have an idea about their future roles and whether they will be able to perform them or not.

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