Job Posting Template

Copy and paste the following job posting template into a new document and insert your own details.  See the Job Posting Do's and Don'ts on the next page.


{Title of Job}

{Location of Job}


Company:  {Name of Company} provides {products or services the company provides} to {describe your customers}.  {Name of Company} {explain why the company is a good place to work}.


Job Description:  Your main responsibilities will be {give a detailed overview of the responsibilities of the position}. On a day-to-day basis, you will be expected to {list the main tasks associated with the job}. To achieve this, you will be working {alone, as part of a team, as leader of a team, etc.}. Your work will enable the company to {state why this job is important to the company}.


Requirements and Qualifications: You will be a {explain the type of person you are looking for: e.g. motivated, good leader, self-starter, etc.}.  You will have completed (educational requirements} and will have a minimum of {years } of experience in {type of work}.  You will have demonstrated strong skills in {name skills, e.g. time management, organization skills, leadership, communications skills} and will be {note any special requirements that the person will need to meet; for example, willing to travel, available for weekend and evening work, available on short notice, able to lift 50 pounds, etc}.


How To Apply:          Applications may be submitted by {mail, e-mail, fax, etc.} no later than { Deadline for Applications} to:


{Competition Number: if applicable}

{Company Name}

{Mailing Address}

{Telephone Number}

{Fax Number}

{E-mail Address:}

{Website Address:}

Attention: {person or position, if applicable}


Keywords:     If this information is being prepared for use in an Internet posting, be sure to include keywords for searching.  For example, you would list the key words in the position title, (and any alternatives that might be used for similar positions).  You would also list key words from your education requirements, listed certifications, and essential duties. These words would be used by job seekers to find positions that are suited to their personal skills, abilities, and qualifications. For more information on key words, visit:

Job Posting Do's and Don'ts

Please keep in mind the list of Do's and Don'ts below when posting a job.




Use one simple headline that is relevant and clear

Don't use fancy graphics, layouts or fonts

Use simple fonts (such as Arial, Times New Roman, Courier, etc.) in 10,11, or 12 point size

Don't use capital letters or italics

She your brand name in the posting

Don't use strange colors

Use easy to read, simple language that the reader is likely to use and leave space around the text so it's easy to read

Don't use jargon or too-technical language

Use short, to-the-point sentences and small paragraphs

Don't use too many words

Stress what's unique about the company or the position, and try to incorporate something new into your posting

Don't use boring descriptions

Get the reader involved in the position by using "you", "your" etc. Place the emphasis on the person

Don't put too much emphasis on the job

If using print media, try to get your ad placed on the top right-hand corner. Next best is somewhere else on the right

Don't waste money on huge ads

Be credible in your description of the job and the company. Describe the main points well

Don't oversell or undersell the company or the position

Develop a job description to get a better understanding of the job


Information about how to craft your job ad to stand out is available online.  For instance: