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What is the main difference between a job analysis and a job description?

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Sheetal Kamble

Sheetal Kamble

Sheetal Kamble is a Content Analyst and Digital Marketing Executive based in India.

Sheetal Kamble
Sheetal Kamble, Content Analyst at Technology Counter, India

Answered Oct 27, 2020

A job description defines what tasks and responsibilities, duties, powers, and authorities, attached to a job. Job Analysis defines an in-depth examination and evaluation of a particular Job, but both tasks can be performed by online recruitment software to make it effective and easy.

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b.Lisa

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Answered Dec 12, 2017

While a job analysis is done to determine the duties and responsibillities of a new job a job description describes the duties and responsibilities of a new job. An analyis is a detailed examination and a description is a spoken or written representation or account of something. While these two are very similar an analysis would go much more in depth.

An analyis will help people learn about the job rather than just describing the surface attributes of the job. This can be helpful in assissting people who are unsure about their interest in a job or are unsure if they are qualified for the duties of a job.

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peggyhines

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Answered Sep 04, 2017

A job analysis is done is to determine the duties and responsibilities of a new position. A job description describes the duties and responsibilities of a position.
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