Are you hiring without a map?

We hire blind. We start with a job description and then hope the ideal candidate falls into our lap—even though we haven’t been clear about what kind of person is needed for the job. But what if you knew exactly what you needed? What if you could find candidates whose behaviors are appropriate for the job you’re hiring?

9 tools to help you build bulletproof job descriptions

You are staring at a cursor on a blank screen. Or, if you’re lucky, you have a template of some kind to work with. If you’re unlucky, you might be looking at a mess of a job description someone else tried to create—that you need to turn into a magic document that will not only attract your dream candidate, but set them up for success.

No formality, no problem!

Knowing someone's low in formality might give you second thoughts about hiring him or her. "She doesn't know how to follow rules," you think to yourself. Or perhaps, "He'll never hit deadlines." Valid concerns, but being low in formality might actually be that person's biggest strength.