Sample Job Descriptions Help Attract Winning Candidates with Solid Resumes

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Five Tips for a Well-done Tech Resume

A tech pro's resume has to match the speed of this fast-changing industry.

We've recently added several new job descriptions that focus on the current hottest job in the United States. According to, as reported by IT Business Edge's Susan Hall, software engineering has been awarded the top spot as the hottest career in the country, largely owing to the rapid growth in mobile tech like smartphones and tablets, but also due to work environment and other perks.


Whether you're an employer trying to attract strong applicants for open software engineering or development positions or a software pro polishing up a resume in the search for a new job, these sample job descriptions can make life easier by giving you an example of how other professionals describe critical skills, qualifications, experience and other credentials for this position.


Download these sample job descriptions for more valuable info that you can use to improve job postings or personal resumes:

  • Software Developer/Engineer - The Software Developer/Engineer is primarily responsible for creating software specifications and prototypes, and working with the software developers to create products based on those specifications.
  • Software Engineer-Java - Software Engineers with proficiency in the Java programming language write functional, elegant code to create systems that are easier to maintain and debug.
  • Cleared Software Developer - The Cleared Software Developer must have appropriate security clearance and is responsible for leading and mentoring other software engineers and have experience in software programming in languages such as Java and C++.


For more sample descriptions for a variety of IT jobs, check out the Glossary of Job Descriptions for IT. And, if you need a handy template from which to craft your new description, use the Job Description Template contributed by Info-Tech Research Group.

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May 17, 2011 7:05 AM Doris Appelbaum Doris Appelbaum  says:

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