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In search of a job spec that inspires!

May 26th, 2006 · 3 Comments

Over on Talking Story, Rosa has an interesting post on simplifying job descriptions – simply titled "Got a job to fill?  Tell it like it is".

I love how Rosa thinks, her blog is on my ‘must read’ list (sometimes, though, I have to put off reading for when I have more time, as her writing is always so full of information and thought-provoking that I cannot do it justice with a quick skim.)  This post is directed at taking a new view of job or position descriptions:

  • tackle reinvention one job at a time whenever you have a need to fill
  • with labour shortages, a flexible attitude is often the biggest indicator of success in finding the right person for your business
  • get rid of the one-for-one replacement mentality
  • plain talk – with the overall theme of "take this job and run with it – dazzle me" (with a great reference to Seth Godin’s blog)

What does redefining job specs mean for those on the other side of the fence?  For those seeking to move into a job and an organisation where their talents will be not only recognised, but given free reign to really soar.  What we want is a manifesto to make for ourselves a job that we absolutely love.  And in that making, we succeed not only for ourselves but for the entire organisation.

Tags: Worthwhile Work

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Talking Story with Say Leadership Coaching // May 27, 2006 at 3:39 am

    Reinventions at Work and in Business: a Ho‘ohana Community Forum

    Are you ready to get inspired by a brand new world of work? Are you up for the challenge of shaking business people out of their comfort zones in the status quo? Are you one to be involved, engaged, and

  • 2 The Clearing Space // May 29, 2006 at 10:54 am

    Reinventions at Work – some inspiration

    I am so excited, and totally honoured to find that Rosa Say has utilised my last post In Search of a Job Spec that Inspires in her Reinventions at Work and in Business: A Ho’ohana Community Forum. Actually, I am

  • 3 The Clearing Space // May 29, 2006 at 1:21 pm

    Reinventing your job specification

    Previously (here) I talked about the value to an organisation of redesigning job specs to motivate and inspire job seekers to take on the job.For those seeking to move into a job and an organisation where their talents will be

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