When you are looking for a new employee, a well-drawn job profile is crucial. It forces you to think carefully about what you are looking for. Also, it is the yardstick against which you can measure the candidates for this position, to assess whether they fit. Moreover, it informs potential candidates well about the role and the activities.
Why is it so important to think about what you are looking for? In short, it saves you a long-term search that goes in all directions, resulting in a lot of inefficiencies, loss of time, disappointed candidates - and this also affects the company image - and a possible mismatch.
A well-thought-out and sharply drawn job profile contain several elements. First, a good description of the organization, activities, goals, and culture. Besides, a description of the organization's position, the department, and to whom it is reported. Furthermore, a good description of the purpose of the role and a description of the various activities. Finally, the job criteria, which is perhaps the most important in the selection process. What is a must, and what is a plus? It will be looking for the needle in the haystack if everything is a must or a requirement, so prioritizing this definitely helps.
With a well-drawn job profile, you have a clear picture of what you are looking for. And if you know what you're looking for, you've already found it halfway.