What Makes the Ideal Candidate?
Where's your ideal candidate sitting right now? What other companies employ the person you’re looking for? Mapping the market in terms of competitors and other lead sources, uncovering org charts & creating a long list of the potential is your 1st step in IDing the perfect candidate.
Define your new employee’s success from the get go. What exactly are you expecting from the successful candidate (in terms of their performance) at the 3, 6, 9, & 12-month mark? These "success expectations" must all be measurable & will assist you during recruitment.
Too many companies just list everything they can think of for a role & then publish it. Job descriptions like that don’t attract or impress your ideal candidates. Writing a tailored job description is just as important as any other piece of marketing collateral your company produces — & it can be just as challenging.