How Clearly Can You Define the Position?

When you have a position to be filled, how do you advertise that?

Do you say:

– Receptionist Needed

Or do you give more detail, as in:

– Receptionist Needed.

– Two years previous experience as a receptionist required.

Or even more detail:

– Receptionist Needed.

– Two years previous experience as a receptionist required.

– Good communication skills a must.

Well, obviously the last one will give potential applicants a clearer picture of what you need.

My recommendation is to go even further:

– Receptionist Needed.

– Two years previous experience as a receptionist required.

We’re looking for someone with:

– Good communication skills.

– A high willingness to help others.

– Genuine affinity and appreciation for people.

– Enjoys fast paced activity.

Come with great references.

The more specific you are, the better. Yes, I realize you may be screening out a number of potential applicants when you get this specific, but you may also find the applicants that come forward are just what you need.

You may have to juggle this some to make sure you’re not being so specific that no one applies, but I think you know what I mean. Let’s clearly state what you’re looking for and decide that person will show up on your doorstep.



 

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