Daily Employer Tip: Required Vs. Desired Skills

December 28th, 2010 | Hiring Resources | No Comments »

When every technology seems to be related to the next, it’s easy to keep expanding that list of technical requirements on your open positions. But it’ll be a fight to find someone with absolutely every skill and experience you want. Keep an image of your ideal candidate in mind, but focus on the realistic. Cut down your list of requirements until you have 3-5 key skills and a short list of “plusses.” Remember that most skills can be taught, as long as the important ones are satisfied, and oftentimes you can coach a realistic candidate into becoming your ideal employee.

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