Ideas Every Day #260 – Skill Based Job Listings

Go search for jobs online or in a company’s HR system and you’ll likely find sort criteria you can use to filter your search based on which function the job is in, location, pay, education level and some other typical filters.  Unfortunately though, you can’t usually search for your next job based on the skills you want to develop.

For instance, if you wanted to search for a summer job for the teenager in your house and you thought that public speaking would be a nice skill to have (see how it paid off for Alexis Ohanian here) there’s basically no way to search for jobs just by using that skill as a filter.  If you’ve been working for the same company for a while and the next stage of your development is in A, B or C skill you also have no way to filter your search based on that skill.

If the intent of taking your next move is to use the existing talents you have, while also growing and being challenged to take on new ones why can’t you search that way?

How would it change the interview conversations if you are the one posting the next opening in your group based on skills you know the person would further develop?

Yes, and…

Matt Kane

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