Fast Track Recruitment

The “Nice to Haves”...

Posted by Mitch on 6th October 2021

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On many job postings, straight after an often impossibly long ‘Required Experience’ list, you’ll often see another list of ‘Nice To Haves’.

What I think the ‘Nice To Have’ list does is put off potential candidates who met the criteria in the ‘Required Experience’ list but don’t have the ‘Nice to Haves’.

I can imagine some qualified people reading it and thinking, “So that’s what they’re really looking for. OK, I’m out”.

It’s almost like some companies are trying to do the 1st round of selection in the actual job posting. Madness.

Why would anyone want to put off qualified people from responding? Especially now.

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