What’s The Difference Between a Job Description, Job Posting and Job Ad?

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We’ve had some people ask about the difference between job descriptions, job postings and job ads. It’s a valid question since these terms are often used interchangeably.

Here’s some clarity based on the many years my team and I have spent automating our job description software.

What is a Job Description?

The phrase “job description: is the most common term for anything related to a job page.

Note: Some of this article is excerpted from the free Job Descriptions Guide by Ongig I recently wrote. 

The reason that “job descriptions” is used as an umbrella term is that the JD is

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