In a new article on the Seattle Times website, Lisa Quast stresses the importance of thoroughly reading job descriptions.
Once, while conducting interviews for an open position in my department, it became obvious that a candidate hadn’t bothered to read the entire job description that was posted online. That told me he wasn’t very interested in the position. It also gave me some insight into what his work habits might be.
For example, I imagined he was probably the type of person who waited until the last minute to get things done, who didn’t complete adequate research or analysis for projects, who didn’t anticipate questions that might be asked when presenting in front of groups. Needless to say, he didn’t get the job.
Well said. She also gives six tips for job seekers to help them avoid unnecessarily creating the impression that they are not well informed.