Have you ever been invited for a job interview and you feel ill prepared? Ill prepared not because you don’t have the right qualifications or the recruiter made a mistake by giving you a call. Ill prepared because you don’t know what the job exactly entails. You don’t know what your duties are in the job that you now stand a chance of getting. You don’t know the job description. A job description is more often than not a list showing the various responsibilities that a given job entails. It also shows the salary scale for the job in question, the necessary qualifications needed to qualify for the job and to whom the job holder reports to. It helps you as a job applicant make well informed decisions. It helps you know if you can carry out the specified job duties effectively. It is therefore important to know the description of any given job even before you get down to writing the resume.