Business Development: Switch Job Cards vs. Job Descriptions

At Switch, a mobile job app that allows users to scan job postings quickly and easily, our pared down job descriptions -- known as “job cards” -- strip away all the needless jargon and include only the essentials. Our personalized, simplified job descriptions can not only streamline your job search, but they also provide a better idea of how to focus your own resume and optimize your job hunt. Switch currently offers 18 different “job functions” that cover everything from account management to software engineering.

Today, we’ll look at the way business development job cards differ from typical internet job descriptions. For examples, check out the slideshow to the right. Then download the app to try it out for yourself!

Business Development Job Cards

Business development is a relatively new but robust division in many companies, which Forbes describes as "the creation of long-term value for an organization from customers, markets and relationships." Encompassing some aspects of sales, partnership marketing and plain, old-fashioned hustling, BD professionals work tirelessly to help businesses grow by implementing positive growth strategies with other companies, clients and consumers, and are especially prevalent in startup firms and agencies that grow by attracting partners and financing.

Thanks to its fluid and occasionally derivative definition, business development often finds its online job postings in hard-to-reach places. Even specific business development job boards have a wide variety of positions, which makes it difficult to pinpoint jobs that you might have the skills and experience to compete for. Switch, meanwhile, keeps its card short, succinct and relevant, allowing you to breeze through postings, scanning skills and experience required and, if you qualify, apply to the job with just a swipe.

Most Popular Skills for Business Development

  • Strategic partnerships
  • Content marketing
  • Forecasting
  • Digital media
  • Online advertising
  • Prospecting
  • Lead generation
  • Direct + inside + enterprise sales
  • Relationships & relationship-building