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Hot Hiring Hint from Mel Kleiman : Know Exactly What You Need


You know what happens when you go to the store without a list? You buy things you don't need, forget to buy things you do need, and have to go shopping all over again.

The same thing happens when you hire.

If you don't know what you want, how in the world can you get it? Just as you know exactly the kind of suit you want to buy for a specific event, you must know exactly the kind of employee you want to hire.

The next time you need to hire, make a list. Write a job description that includes the responsibilities of the position and the skills and aptitude needed to succeed then use the job description to help evaluate candidates' talents.

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