Employees duties may differ from those in job postings

Published: 6 December 2022

The job that you think you are applying for can be pretty different from the work that you actually do. It’s crucial to know why this happens, says Associate Professor Lisa Cohen.  Sometimes hiring managers do not know precisely what their organization will need in the months and years to come. In other cases, the organization’s needs are evolving, and it needs to adapt to changing circumstances. This can be frustrating for employees, and can even lead to conflict in the workplace. But job applicants should be aware of this, and apply for jobs that might be a good fit for them. Even if they don’t have every single skill and qualification in the job posting, the skills that they do have could benefit the organization’s needs moving forward. 

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