Putting a job description together seems simple enough, right? But if not fashioned precisely, you may find yourself buried waist deep with resumes from candidates that don’t hit the mark, especially in this economy. Thus, the first step is crucial in communicating to prospective candidates exactly what you’re looking for. (And keep in mind that must-have skills usually don’t include picking up your dry cleaning and walking your dog!)
A great way to approach the job description is to think of it as a “reverse resume.” This will help you organize the skills you’re seeking to provide a snapshot of the responsibilities and tasks the job entails.
Last but not least, it’s always a clever idea to review the description with your manager and other team members to be sure you haven’t missed anything.