Drafting a job description doesn’t have to be a long and scary process. While you want your post to hold relevant information, you also need to make sure it is short and easily digestible – especially since over 90 percent of applicants are searching and applying for jobs on mobile devices. To make it easy, we’ve put together three job description samples templates for your reference. And when you use Snagajob to create your job description, we’ll walk you through the process to help make sure your post is as effective as possible.

Here are a few points to keep in mind while drafting:

  • Use bullet points to make it mobile-friendly and easy to read.
  • The top two pieces of information job seekers look for in job descriptions are (1) the specific location and (2) clear job qualifications. Lead with these.
  • Almost 90 percent of your applicants are also your customers, so treat them that way.
  • Because of this, you don’t need to spend a lot of time talking about your business. Most already know you and your reputation.

Job Description Sample #1: Restaurant

Company Costa Cafe
Job Title Server
Location 1234 Main Street Drive, Richmond VA 23233
Job Type Part-time
Hours Day shift (9-2 am, Monday – Friday)
Pay Type Hourly

Costa Cafe is looking for an experienced server who loves good food, good people and great tips. Not only are we easy to access, located two blocks off the GRTC Broad St. stop, we have a flexible work environment and will work within your schedule to get the shifts you need. We will respond to everyone who applies within 48 hours. If you have any questions, feel free to swing by the Cafe to follow up.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Greeting and seating guests;
  • Delivering great food;
  • Suggesting menu items;
  • Receiving payment for the cashier and making correct change;
  • Helping to keep our restaurant clean;
  • Completing side work; and
  • Helping teammates out whenever you can.

Applicants must: 

  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Have 2-3 years experience working in the restaurant industry (server experience preferred);
  • Be available to work day shifts (9 am – 2pm, Mon. – Thurs.);
  • Be authorized to work in the U.S.; and
  • Be okay accepting good, free food during your shift!

Job Description Sample #2: Retail

Company Costa Clothing
Job Title Retail Associate
Location 456 Main Street, Richmond, VA 23233
Job Type Part-time
Hours Not Specified
Pay Type Hourly

Costa Clothing is hiring multiple Retail Associates for their Broad Street location! We are looking for outgoing and motivated individuals who love fashion, enjoy working on a team and can work independently. This position provides a high level of customer service to our awesome shoppers, and the right candidate should be available to work nights and weekends. We offer a great employee discount and competitive pay. All applicants will get a response within one week.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting management in daily store operations;
  • Promoting all aspects of the business, including selling, pricing and merchandising;
  • Assisting customers in an enthusiastic, timely and knowledgeable manner;
  • Communicating our refund policy to customers; and
  • Discussing our credit line with customers.

Applicants must:

  • Have great customer service skills;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Have one or more years of experience in a retail environment;
  • Posses basic math skills;
  • Be able to work at a fast pace; and
  • Be available during weekends and holidays.

Job Description Sample #3: Hospitality

Company Costa Resort
Job Title Front Desk Associate
Location 789 Main Street, Richmond, VA 23233
Job Type Part-time
Hours Night shift
Pay Type 12/hr

Costa Resort is hiring a Front Desk Associate to perform all tasks associated with the everyday operation of the hotel’s front desk, including check in/out, guest service, management of cash drawer and operation of the reservation system. We’re looking for ambitious and passionate customer service gurus who are interested in quickly moving up in our company. In fact, all of our Front Desk Managers have started as Front Desk Associates!

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Answering internal and external telephone calls;
  • Greeting and registering guests;
  • Maintaining guest and group accounts;
  • Keeping the Front Desk and surrounding areas in perfect condition;
  • Creating a warm and friendly atmosphere that leaves each guest with a positive first and last impression;
  • Providing useful information to guests about local services and activities; and
  • Executing on any other duties assigned by managers.

Applicants must:

  • Have a High School Diploma or Equivalent;
  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Have at least 2-3 years of guest service, hotel or hospitality experience;
  • Be able to stand/walk for long periods of time;
  • Have strong organizational and communication skills;
  • Posses basic knowledge of Richmond-area activities, restaurants and tourist locations;
  • Be able to work in a team environment
  • Be able to work weekends, holidays and evenings.

And finally, some of the best advice we can give you after drafting a job description is to test it out. Look at the post from a mobile device to make sure it’s easy to read and understand. Putting yourself in your job applicant’s shoes can go a long way in knowing if your job description will resonate. Posting your job on Snagajob today!