The Secret to Writing Effective Job Descriptions

When you’re hiring–especially for a new company where all the positions are new–writing job descriptions can be almost as much fun as a root canal. You sit down to write it, and your mind goes blank–just what does a finance manager do? You have no idea.

Rather than write something ridiculous, you need a guide–but if you’ve never done the job, do you even have a clue what you need? Sure, you can tell candidates that the roles are still developing, and you’re hiring them precisely for their expertise, but there are a lot of different people out there with different knowledge.

So, here’s a two-step process that you can go through to help figure out the job description.

Step 1: Take a look at LinkedIn.

Yes, LinkedIn is for networking, and maybe that’s where you’ll find your ideal candidate for the role, but you can also look at

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The job of a recruiter is hectic and he spends the whole day in shortlisting, arranging & taking interviews, onboarding process and much more. And when the recruiter has to hire multiple employees for various domains, then every minute for the recruiter is important. Most of the recruiter’s lack of time management skill and this affects their whole recruitment process. This problem arises when the recruiter has less experience but don’t worry here are the tips to help the recruiters to manage their time effectively and making the talent acquisition less stressful. 

  • Plan your day in advance 

As a recruiter, you need to prioritize the tasks in advance. To make this work effectively you can create three lists of the tasks, the first list should consist of the main tasks, the second list should have tasks that can wait and the third list should have minor items that could be Read more

Neil Blumenthal: How to Grow a Billion-Dollar Company Without Taking Huge Risks

Successful entrepreneurs are often seen as impulsive gamblers. Neil Blumenthal says he used a different strategy to grow billion-dollar eyewear brand Warby Parker: minimizing risk.

According to Blumenthal, building your  business strategy around risk minimization can save money and help your company scale to meet demand. Warby Parker‘s first retail store was a showroom built into its New York City-based office–followed by pop-up stores and, eventually, a brick-and-mortar storefront. Each experience allowed Blumenthal’s team to learn what parts of the shopping experience did and didn’t work for consumers.

“We didn’t come in with any assumptions on what the right thing to do was,” says Blumenthal. “It was ‘Let’s learn, get better, and evolve.'” 

The key to minimizing risk is threefold: Be flexible, take small steps, and make informed decisions. That’s one of the biggest takeaways from this week’s episode of Inc.‘s What I Know podcast, featuring Blumenthal. 

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