Your Job Listing Probably Sucks
I’m constantly amazed by some of the things that startups do. When you are building a company, you’re essentially breathing life into a new creation. You’re (hopefully) breaking every rule and learning as you go.
Why then would you want to abide by old methods for recruiting? Here’s a case in point that I ran across tonight on Hacker News:
Note the problem? This isn’t a rant about education requirements (though I wrote one of those, and you can read it here). But I’m seeing two requirements in this job posting that are flat out ridiculous for anyone, much less for a startup.
“Detail oriented and results focused”. This is a job listing for a marketing director. The very method by which a director of marketing will be judged is the results of his or her work.
“Excellent communication skills”. Really? Having this statement in your job listing is like someone applying for a teaching...
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