So you’ve found a role that interests you, and now you need to try to make sense of the job ad. Job ads can be really overwhelming, and reading them may leave you thinking that the ideal candidate is superhuman. Recruiters get creative when writing job ads because they want them to stand out. But really you just want to understand three things:

  1. What would you be doing in this role?
  2. Why does this role matter to the organisation?
  3. What skills, experience, and qualifications do they want?

If you feel you have a handle on these three things, make sure you take note of important details such as