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)
Sushi Chef Job Description
Below is our sushi chef 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.
Sushi Chef Job Description
We are currently searching for a highly qualified and experienced sushi chef to join our restaurant’s team. As the art of sushi preparation and presentation is so critical to the customer, as well as to the reputation of the restaurant, we are looking for a chef who is meticulous and precise in their approach to creating the customers’ desires. Our candidates must be thoroughly trained in the Japanese techniques of creating various sushi rolls, sashimi, nigiri, maki, and other related delicacies and sauces. 3+ years of experience working or apprenticing with a master sushi chef or working in a sushi restaurant is preferred.
- Maintaining a high level of quality sushi menu items and customer presentations
- Organizing and taking inventory of seafood, produce, and other necessary culinary supplies
- Creating signature items for the restaurant and creatively planning with other chefs and prep staff
- Coordinating with the wait staff and hosts/hostesses to create best practices for serving customers
- Training new employees and apprenticing chefs
- Communicating with food and materials vendors to manage inventory needs
Necessary Skills & Qualifications:
- Ability to oversee sushi kitchen operations and plan for necessary changes or adjustments
- Experience creating multiple Japanese and sushi-related cuisine items
- Adept at managing groups of people and delegating orders/jobs
- Knowledge of the preparation and presentation of many different types of sushi and seafood
- Ability to work long hours on your feet and in sometimes stressful situations
- Meticulous, accurate, and dedicated to producing quality cuisine
- Prior experience or a degree from a culinary institute
Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
- 3+ years experience in a high-quality sushi restaurant
- Ability to work alternating shifts, including unexpected coverage on nights and weekends
- Ability to travel for culinary conferences and training
Create a free account with ZipRecruiter to post this job description to their online job board.
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.
Find out how much the right insurance will cost you.