With a properly worded job description, you’ll benefit from having fewer applicants to consider and more high-quality applicants in the pipeline, allowing you to spend less time on the hiring process and more time on your day-to-day operations.
When writing your job description, there are a number of things you can do to make sure your post weeds out the unqualified applicants:
Be intentional. A lot of descriptions list every skill set that could possibly be required. Instead, focus on what is actually needed to do the job. List the skills that will be used often, and let them know that there are skills that may only be used occasionally.
Ask for more than a résumé. Every job seeker has a résumé. It’s easy for a job seeker to send in a résumé (good and bad). Instead, ask job seekers to do something more. Typically, we have them answer a handful of short questions. The bad candidates skip over this, the good ones answer them, and the best ones provide amazing responses.