Help me fill out a job description.
April 30, 2012 9:09 AM Subscribe
I was given the task of filling out a job description for a programming environment. Should I respect the history of previous job descriptions when writing out this job description?
posted by DetriusXii to Work & Money (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am the technical lead in my group. The job descriptions have historically mentioned that candidates should have knowledge of .NET, Oracle databases, Crystal Reports, and IIS Server. I'm fine with applicants that have played with Glassfish, Java EE, and PostgreSQL. If they've used Ruby on Rails or Django or Node.js, that's great news for me. Is there something I'm missing when I widen the applicant pool? I don't expect my organization's infrastructure to change. I feel that knowing proprietary software is an unfair barrier to entry to skilled applicants. But I'm not HR or management so what do I know?