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The Job Description, Disrupted

I’m so tired of reading job descriptions. And the truth is, I hardly ever read them. In fact, I read even fewer of them than I read resumes, and if you read my blog, you know I don’t read many of those. But I do read people, and what I read is that the above-average person (which you are, since you are reading this) not only dislikes writing their resume, but reading their own job description. And, as you might guess, the reason is the same. No one is generic. No one wants to be treated as if they are generic. And people who are charged with the responsibility to write job descriptions almost never want to hire, manage, or mentor a generic person. If job descriptions were almost anything else, they would have been disrupted a long time ago. And I’m not talking about generating them automatically, or putting them on a server, or changing the font on the bullet points. Here’s what I’d like to see:
A job title that really reflects the way in which this position fits into the organizati…