Using “skills-infested job descriptions” can exclude the very best talent
Descriptions listed on any job boards are not job descriptions at all; they’re people descriptions
Job descriptions should describe what the person in the job needs to do, (e.g., design circuits, sell homes, diagnose problems, fix automated test equipment, and architect systems, and the like,) not describe the skills needed to do the job
“skills-infested descriptions” exclude great people who can do the actual work extremely well,but don’t have the exact list of skills and experiences supposedly required.
Instead of falling into the skills and experience box-checking trap, I suggest recruiters ask hiring managers to define the work that needs to be done before defining the skills the person needs to have to do the work, as a performance-based job description
Thanks Lou, great job indeed