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Lesson 1. Analyzing the Position - Pg. 1

1 Chapter 1. Analyzing the Position In this lesson, you learn the importance of beginning at the beginning--with the job itself! You learn how to analyze a job to uncover what's necessary for an employee to succeed and how to reveal a profile of the candidate you seek. Beginning at the Beginning Beginning at the beginning is always the sensible thing to do. That's especially true when it comes to conducting employment interviews. But just where does the road to a successful job interview begin? The answer: with the job itself! Begin by embarking on a systematic review of the job, a process known as introspective investiga- tion. Your objective is to collect as much information as possible about how the job is done and what knowledge and skills are needed to perform it. Here are a few suggestions that will help you collect the information you need: