“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?”
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 ...