1 2022

How to Decode a Job Description

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Job descriptions are a critical component of the application process, but what they say is not always self-explanatory. The words “develop and implement a communication strategy” or “monitor program effectiveness” in one industry or job function may mean something totally different in another. While there may be similarities among job descriptions, it’s important to be able to “read between the lines” to understand what a company is actually looking for – and be able to respond accordingly. In fact, how you read and interpret job descriptions can determine how qualified you believe you are, how you tailor your résumé, and how your application will be perceived by an HR recruiter or hiring manager.