3 Write the Job Description

“Hey, Jack, did you see the job description SuperSoft posted? You’d have to have worked twenty years just to obtain the technical skills they want, and they only want a junior person. What planet are they on?”—Disillusioned job-hunter

Since you’ve written the job analysis, you have defined the essential cultural qualities, preferences, skills, or deliverables you need in a candidate. With a completed job analysis, you have the building blocks for a job description.

The job description for your open position has a specific purpose: It helps you identify candidates with appropriate qualities, preferences, and skills, and it enables you to screen out unsuitable candidates. A well-written job description helps you ...

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