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The moving target that is the job Description!!

7 Aug. 2012 Posted by Dean Da Costa in staffing

The moving target that is the job Description!!

 

We have all seen it and dealt with it. A job Description (JD) not written with us being involved, that says almost nothing, and when you speak to the hiring manager (HM) and ask question they give you almost nothing. Part of the problem is the HMs may not even know what they what. The other problem might be the questions you are asking. So given that here are some great ideas of question to ask when speaking to the HM about their opening.

 

  1. Why is this position open?
  2. What does this group do?
  3. Where is it located, what is the salary range
  4. What will this person be doing?
  5. What are the minimum skills someone doing this role would need to have?

 

Now of course every answer will probably drive more questions, for example they say the must have a scripting language, an obvious question would be which ones?

 

However if you ask these 5 questions, and listen careful and ask follow on, next step and clarifying questions based on the answer you get, you will end up getting everything you need. It’s just like interviewing a candidate each answer leads to another question until you get the information you needed.