Category Archives: Higher Education

Job Description Career Lingo: ‘Required’ versus ‘Preferred’ | Vitae

In the job search process, the job description, though ubiquitous, is often under utilized. As the author of this post reveals, the job post, at times, can be a window into the life of the organization.

Often, I advise clients in the job application process to harvest important keywords from the job description, and with a careful reading, to try to discern a little about the culture of the organization. Are titles and hierarchy important? Are they more action or relationship oriented? Some hints at these vital realities can be found in the job description.

Career Lingo: ‘Required’ versus ‘Preferred’ | Vitae.