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How to Hire a New Employee: The Job Description

In this Expert Village clip, Tina Buechler offers advice to craft a successful job description. She advises employers to assess whether or not existing employees can efficiently absorb the open positions responsibilities and where skill shortages exist.

Create a job description that answer the questions:

1. What are the skills, education, work experience, and qualifications you need?;

2. How many years of experience are required?;

3. What are the technical skills and existing knowledge you expect someone to have when you hire them?; and

4. What kinds of attitudes are you looking for (problem-solver, self-sufficient, etc.)? Examine job descriptions posted online (possibly through your university career center).

Do the descriptions answer these questions?

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