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WHAT IS YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE JOB REQUIREMENTS AND DESCRIPTION?

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Jason’s Answer

Hi Kenneth, I'm not really understanding the question? If you could provide more information I'd be happy to try and help you out
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Aaron’s Answer

Hi! Lots of companies are using filtering programs now to filter the hundreds of applicants they get online. The job description is where you should get keywords from to put in your resume so that the computer doesn't filter you out. If your resume doesn't have anything that is similar to the wording in the job description then often you'll get filtered out with out ever getting seen by an actual person (in the case of online applications).
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Naomi’s Answer

Job description is used to help you understand what you will be doing day to day. Job requirements are what the company is looking that the applicant have to complete the day to day work such as years of experience, education, etc.

If you find a position where you meet most but not all of the requirements, I would recommend you still apply. The worst case is that they say no thank you and the best case is that you get an interview. Good luck with your job search!
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Zahid’s Answer

A job description is a statement that outlines the specifics of a particular job, position, or role with an organization.

A job description includes the following:

• Job Title – a term that describes in a few words the position held by an employee. Depending on the job, a job title can describe the level of the position or the responsibilities of the person holding the position.

• Job Code – individualized sets of numbers assigned to different jobs in order to identify the position in a data system.

• Department – a specialized functional area within an organization.

• Grade – a pay grade is a step within a compensation system that defines the amount of pay an employee will receive. The vertical steps in a pay grade chart refer to the level of the responsibilities defined by the job's requirements.

• Position Summary – a brief, general statement of the more important functions and responsibilities of a job.

• Essential Functions of the Position – are functions that the person holding the job must be able to perform.

• Non - Essential Functions of the Position – are functions that do not affect the essence of the job and could be reassigned to another employee.

• Required Qualifications – a qualification (education, experience, skills and personal qualities) that a candidate must demonstrably possess.

• Preferred Qualifications – a qualification that is not required but preferred that a candidate possess.

• Supervision Received – the level of supervision needed for this position.

• Supervision Exercised – the group or positions this job supervises.

• Environmental Working Conditions – the conditions in which an individual works in (physical environment, stress and noise levels, degree of safety or danger).

• EEO Statement – complies with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) law and communicates that we provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

How do we use our job descriptions?
• Provides the basis for the design of our compensation structure
• Assists in determining the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) status of the position
• Helps to create a job hierarchy with defined career paths, learning paths, and succession planning
• In the annual performance reviews process and goal setting
• For equity increases, promotions and transfers
• Is used as the basis for workforce planning and forecasting
• During the hiring process, defines the role of the position and the ideal candidate to fill it



Here's an example from an actual job posting:

Energy X is a technology company in the energy industry that helps Texans manage their electricity. We shop, we manage, they save! We are a weird fun unique pack of Xers in search of a Software Developer.

Our team is primarily a Microsoft shop with a cloud-based infrastructure hosted on AWS. We work with ASP.NET MVC 5, .NET Core, C#, SQL Server, React and React Native.

Our goal is useable, functional, and reliable service. We’re building products to help people, and helpful products should be easy to use. Our development team helps thousands of Texans every day (and we’re hoping to help more!)

Joining our team as a software developer, you'll contribute to a growing solution of applications and tools. Your primary responsibilities will be to support and improve existing features, as well as develop new features, that improve our member and staff experience. Most of your work will be independent projects, sometimes collaborating with a small team.

If that sounds like something that might interest you, we want to hear from you.

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Job requirements are “must haves” that an employer is looking for in a candidate for a certain job position. Job requirements aren’t just a list of specific qualifications, education, knowledge and skills needed for a particular position. They are a great opportunity to showcase your Employer Brand and company culture and attract the best candidates!

Job requirements are usually written in form of a list that contains the most important qualifications that a candidate must possess in order to be able to perform certain job duties.

These qualifications include:

• Work experience - types and amounts (years) of work experience
• Skills (soft skills and/or technical skills)
• Specific knowledge
• Education level and type
• Professional licenses, accreditations and certifications
• Personal qualities and attributes
• Languages
• Physical abilities.

Here's an example from that same job posting:

What you'll bring:
• A desire to learn
• C# (or Java) experience
• Willingness to debug and troubleshoot issues
• Web development experience - Beginner to Intermediate skills desired on Javascript, HTML/CSS
• Working knowledge of SQL Server and/or SQL-based relational database systems.
• ASP.NET MVC - Good to have.
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Anita’s Answer

A job description provides an overview of the required work and responsibilities of the position. The requirements outlines the skills and experience needed to perform the job.
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