Job Description Calibration


Job description calibration is an operational process of iteratively refining the content of a job posting based on structured feedback from hiring managers and initial candidate screenings. The objective of spending time on job description calibration is to prevent wasting time sourcing inappropriate candidates for a role.

Several strategies exist to properly calibrate a job description. The most common involves requesting an initial job description draft be written by the hiring manager responsible for the new vacancy. From there, the sourcing team will provide a variety of resumes – or for Chatkick users, video highlights – to review and determine if the job description is properly aligned to candidates on the market.

This process is rarely book-ended, and often will continue through the entire hiring cycle to precisely align a teams needs of the new candidate.