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Help: Job Description Writer
What does this tool do?
The Job Description Writer helps you build a custom job description that you can download ‘as is’ or edit online and then download. The initial job description is created based on occupation-specific O*NET data.
How do I get started?
- Enter an Occupation
- Select a Location
- Select Search; and then a full job description will be displayed for that occupation.
What should I do if I don’t know the official name of an occupation?
Type a keyword related to the job you want to describe. You’ll see a list of related occupations appear under the box. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, try a different keyword.
Why do I need to enter a location?
Some of the education and licensing-related information varies by state. To display the relevant information, a location is needed.
What can I do with the results?
Once you see your full job description, you can customize it then download, or just download as presented and modify from your desktop.
Edit: Select a specific category to modify from the left side menu. Once you select an “Edit” link, you’ll see the current text displayed in an editable textbox. You can add, modify, and delete text, plus change the format.
Update Changes: To keep any modifications, select Update Changes at the bottom of the screen
Reset: To start over with the original text, select Reset
Cancel: To undo any changes you’ve made since your last update, select Cancel
Exclude this category: To remove entire categories from your final version, mark the checkbox “Exclude this category”
To save your final job description, go to the Final Job Description page, select the file format from the Download Results drop down, email or print options from the bottom of page.
Where does this information come from?
The information for occupation purpose, knowledge, skills, work context, tasks, work activities, and tools and technology data come from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). The Education and Experience data information is from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Occupational Statistics and Employment Projections.
For information regarding the display of this data on your own website, please visit CareerOneStop’s Web Services.
Who can I contact for help?
Please contact the CareerOneStop Service Center by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, toll-free 877-348-0502 or TTY 877-348-0501.
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