We’ve had a few jobs this week where the job advert wasn’t reflective of the actual job. This was due to not having sufficient contact with the hiring manager and being able to thrash out the finer details of what they’re looking for.
Recruitment is all about the finer details. Job descriptions are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to who will be best placed to do that role.
So many other elements such as that specific teams culture, ethos, management style, demographic, location, morale, personality type come into play and the only way to ascertain this information is through speaking to the hiring manager.
HR and talent often cover such large and diverse opportunities it is so difficult for us as a third party to get a grasp on what they want. The more research we do to start with, the better the outcome.