O'Reilly logo

Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, Techies & Nerds: The Secrets & Science of Hiring Technical People by Gerald M. Weinberg, Johanna Rothman

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

3. Writing a 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

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 screen candidates by identifying the technical and non-technical aspects of the job.

If you don’t perform the analysis first, you run the risk of missing essential cultural qualities, preferences, skills, or deliverables. Separating the ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required