Job Description vs Job Posting: 3 Key Differences

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Job description vs job posting — what’s the difference? Many people use these terms interchangeably. They’re similar, but not the same. Here’s why.

The Definition of a Job Description

A job description is a framework for a job post. It represents all of the responsibilities for a role. When HR has an employee sign a “job description”, it’s a legal document, signed by an employee, to measure productivity and performance.

The process of writing a JD is usually a collab between the hiring manager, recruiter, and compensation team. 


Job Posting Definition

job posting is what you find on job

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