Job advert analysis

For this activity you will need to find a recent advert for a large graduate recruiter, preferably for an occupation that interests you and that you are qualified for.

Look through the advert carefully and answer the following questions:

  • Where is the post located?
  • What kind of training is provided?
  • What are the essential qualifications for the post?
  • Which of the attributes mentioned are desirable but not essential?

Finally, write a description of the kind of person that would be ideal for this job - include the qualifications and work experience they have, the nature of their home situation (i.e. single or married with kids etc), their age, and the features of their personality that make them suitable for the job.

How does this description relate to you? Do you think that you would be interviewed for the post?