Chapter 2

Writing the candidate specification

Now that you have reviewed the needs of the business and finalised the job specification, it’s time to think about the candidate. What you are about to put together is usually called the ‘candidate’ or ‘person specification’, ‘candidate profile’ or something similar.


The candidate specification identifies what skills and experience the candidates need to have and should match closely with what you have decided are the main elements of the job.

As with the job spec it is important to give this some logical ...

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