Describe The Person Your Are Looking For In Your Selection Ads

The best way to source candidates for your open positions is by tapping into your network.  Sending emails to your connections and leveraging your LinkedIn network will turn-up the prime candidates.

When sending these emails or postings it’s best to focus more on the “soft skills” you are looking for and less on the “hard skills.”  Remember most leaders hire for hard skills but fire for soft skills.  By describing the personal characteristics you need, your contacts will better recall someone they know who is the ideal fit.

Consider these two approaches and which one is more likely to conjure up a person you’d recommend:

Wanted: A receptionist capable of typing 100 words per minute; able to answer multiple incoming phone lines; greets and directs visitors; 10+ years experience with a fortune 500 company.

Seeking: A receptionist who loves word processing; who’s smile you can sense over the phone; immediately makes visitors feel comfortable when they visit us; thrives in a fast paced multi-tasking environment.

 Empower yourself to describe the soft sills your need when looking to fill a position, and you’ll have a more successful hire.

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