Does this job description look familiar to you? That’s probably because it is. A copy of a copy, reposted in perpetuity…

It’s rare that a job description captures a company’s true hiring need. There’s always something that’s not in there, often the most important thing. And it pretty much never convinces a job seeker that it’s the right place to be. It’s as if both sides have given up on the old JD.

But why is the most basic and ubiquitous form a job advertising so bad at both attracting and vetting talent? Is it time for a re-think of the entire concept?

Jeff Smith and James Hornick have (reluctantly) read more job descriptions than they care to count. And they dish out the hot take in their next 10 Minute Talent Rant: Episode 9 “Is It Time to Cancel Job Descriptions?”