Describing What You Need and Want

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An earlier Hiring Tip gave some examples of how you could word hiring ads. The wording was perhaps a bit unorthodox, but its intent was to let your applicants know you really are looking for people who want to make a real contribution to the growth and success of your business.

In earlier tips, communicating the purpose of the company was discussed.

In this tip, let’s discuss a bit more how you can clearly communicate to your applicants what you need and want.

Take a few minutes and review the position that needs filling. What would YOUR ideal candidate look like? The “perfect” person may not be out there, but then again, he or she may be looking for a different position, more pay, a different type of business, etc.

So, what are the ideal characteristics you want for the position? Here are some to consider:

Honest Trustworthy Dependable
Accountable Trainable Friendly
Competent On time Team-player
Problem-solver Enjoys challenges Not a complainer
Able to adapt Respects others Innovative
Creative Reliable Intuitive
Deliberate Cheerful Calm
Pro-active Attentive Extroverted
Communicates well Impartial Stable


The above is of course a partial list, but it should get your juices flowing as to what you feel are the ideal qualities for a given position. Not every quality is crucial of course to every position you need filled.

Determine what YOUR ideal qualities are and then present that to the world. Ideally your ideal qualities will bring you an ideal employee! Did I use the word “ideal” enough there?

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