Intro to Job Descriptions
Job descriptions are essential to successful hiring and employee management, providing clarity on roles, responsibilities, and expectations.
- Role Proposals
Alex argues that justifying a hire is the first step in hiring. He then explains how to: • Explore alternate options • Model the ideal candidate • Define success • Write an internal scorecard • Write an external job description
- Increase your hiring success with job success profiles
• What makes a successful hire? • Translating the answers into a Job Success Profile
How to Integrate Job Descriptions with Interviewing and Assessment
Integrating job descriptions into the hiring process can improve candidate selection and reduce turnover by aligning job requirements with candidate skills and experience.
- UX recruiting toolkit: Writing a Job Description for UX People
Irene contrasts a mediocre job description with two excellent job descriptions in order to show how to make excellent job descriptions. In particular, she draws attention on how to start with the skill map for a job role before writing the job description, and to use interview questions to assess for those skills.
Does Domain Knowledge Matter for Job Descriptions?
Domain knowledge is critical in crafting accurate job descriptions, as it ensures that job requirements reflect the skills and knowledge necessary for success in a particular field.
- The Role of Domain Experience
Marty provides his opinion on whether domain knowledge is a necessary qualification for product managers. The rationale provided in the article also applies to roles in other departments.
How to Remove Bias in Job Descriptions
Removing bias in job descriptions is crucial to ensure equal opportunities for all candidates, avoiding language that may unintentionally exclude certain groups or perpetuate stereotypes.
- Your Job Descriptions Are Hurting Your Hiring Pipeline
At HubSpot, Hannah executed an internal project to analyze their job description processes and identify any biases and weak spots. She used that project to come up with 4 themes for how to improve job descriptions: • Use caution with qualifications • Check for gendered language • Highlight benefits for all ages • Watch out for corporate-speak
Job Description Checklists
Job description checklists can help ensure that all necessary components of a job description are included, from job title and summary to essential duties and qualifications.
- Google Guide: Create a job description
This is Google's internal guide for creating job descriptions, which includes: • Introduction: why job descriptions matter • Define the role and qualifications across area, role, responsibilities, and job qualifications • Google's job description checklist that hiring managers use