WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A JOB DESCRIPTION
A good job description should include a company overview and job overview, as well as an explanation of the associated responsibilities, skills & qualifications, and work environment. Below are some general guidelines for writing each of these sections effectively.
1. COMPANY OVERVIEW
Providing an accurate, concise description of your business is a great way to attract the right employees. Think of this section as an advertisement for your company -- why should prospective employees want to join your team?
Some useful things to include here are:
- Core company values
- Mission statement
- Brief history of your organization
- Anticipated growth
- Business goals
2. JOB OVERVIEW
In a few sentences, describe the purpose, importance, and fundamental qualities of the position being offered. No need to be too specific or comprehensive here -- the idea is to provide a zoomed-out image of the role the applicant would be filling in your company.
This is where you’ll outline the specific day-to-day responsibilities of the job. Bullet-point format is typically the most practical way to present this information.
4. NECESSARY SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
List in bulleted format the skills & qualifications that are absolutely essential to this position. Consider as many specific conditions of the job as possible in order to create a complete list of qualifications an applicant must have in order to succeed.
5. PREFERRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
List in bulleted format the skills & qualifications that are not essential, but would make an applicant more eligible for the position being offered.
6. WORK ENVIRONMENT
Describe the environment in which the applicant would be spending most of their time. In this description, include information about:
- Company culture
- Pace of work
- Amount of collaborative vs. independent activity
- Who the employee will report to (or vice versa)
Esthetician Job Description
Below is our esthetician job description. You can post it as-is to an online job board like ZipRecruiter, or download and customize it to match the unique aspects of your business. Keep in mind that adding a custom company overview and description of the work environment (outlined above) will help you draw in the right applicants.
Esthetician Job Description
Our esthetician will work to keep our clients’ skin looking clean, bright, and ready for some exposure. From hair removal to topical treatments, they’ll use a variety of methods to treat skin conditions. They need to have a solid handle on the many skin care remedies available and feel comfortable narrowing down the possibilities for each client. They need to have excellent people skills to form the long-lasting bond with customers that will keep them coming back. Ultimately, we want to improve our clients’ self-esteem and to teach everyone that they can have great skin at any age.
- Meet clients and assess their skin challenges
- Identify client expectations and develop a skin care plan
- Perform a variety of skin revival treatments (e.g., waxing, skin treatments, makeup application)
- Schedule follow-up visits with clients
- Advise clients of better home care rituals and routines
- Keep station stocked and cleaned throughout the day
- Research new products and evaluate their efficacy
- Ensure all sterilization procedures adhere to state and federal regulations
- Keep detailed paperwork and accurate customer records
Necessary Skills & Qualifications:
- At least 1 year as an esthetician
- Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
- Knowledgeable of a variety of skin care techniques
- Comfortable using common esthetician equipment
- Able to learn company software system
- Excellent organizational skills
- Basic understanding of sterilization regulations
- State licensure
- High school diploma (or equivalent)
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
- Certification in laser hair removal
- Certification in microdermabrasion
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3 STEPS TO TAKE WHEN HIRING EMPLOYEES
ENSURE LEGAL COMPLIANCE
Hiring employees can be an intimidating and time-consuming process, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve created a hiring compliance checklist to help you get over the legal hurdles with ease. From obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN) to confirming work eligibility, our guide covers everything you need to know.
SET UP PAYROLL
Even if your business only has a few employees, setting up a payroll service can save you time for running your business and also ensure that your company is compliant with important federal requirements, such as employee withholding.
We recommend Gusto, a user-friendly payroll platform for small businesses.
ACQUIRE WORKERS' COMP INSURANCE
Workers’ compensation insurance provides financial and legal protection for your business and its employees.
Whether or not you need workers’ comp insurance for your company depends on the nature of the job, the employer-employee relationship, and the unique regulations of your state.
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