Re: KM Jobs Panel: Recruiting and Applying #jobs

Matt Moore


I think the research is pretty clear.

Candidates want to know what the role will be measured on and what the salary should be.

Why not tell them upfront?

Matt Moore
+61 423 784 504

On Feb 11, 2021, at 9:20 PM, Nirmala Palaniappan <Nirmala.pal@...> wrote:

No, Matt. That wasn’t there in the description! Yes, that would be a very important piece, although it could be discussed later in the interview cycle!?


On Thu, 11 Feb 2021 at 3:42 PM, Matt Moore <matt@...> wrote:
Nirmala - No worries. In terms of the JD, does it include what the
role will be measured on?

Patrick - How much of your session is about recruitment in general and
how much is specific to KM? What do you think makes KM roles
especially difficult to recruit / apply for?



On Thu, Feb 11, 2021 at 5:50 PM Nirmala Palaniappan
<Nirmala.pal@...> wrote:
> Very useful, Matt!
> Patrick,
> I liked this JD - well-written and short. I hope you find it to be an effective description as well
> The Knowledge Management (KM) Leader is an integral part of the <name of division> team and plays a pivotal role in leading the KM program across XXX. This is an individual contributor role and he / she will be responsible for the development and implementation of the KM initiatives as agreed with the XXX leadership team.
> Refine and finalize the KM strategy year on year to ensure alignment with strategic objectives
> Develop relationships with leadership across practices and secure buy-in for the KM initiatives
> Develop and implement the following approved KM strategic initiatives across XXX:
> KM platform - develop, modify and maintain the user-friendly platform. Ensure promotion and usage
> Topical Experts - maintain the consultants database and ensure new additions
> Project Insights – collaborate with SMEs and XXX consultants to generate and share insights from our projects
> Methodology and tools – maintain the database with relevant and up-to date knowledge assets which are useful and easily accessible by all practitioners in XXX
> Guilds - support development and smooth functioning of guilds (communities of interest). Run the monthly knowledge cafés effectively
> Support implementation of other initiatives such as newsletters, thought leadership articles, monthly pulse survey findings, etc.
> Communicate effectively and provide regular updates to key stakeholders
> Build a culture of knowledge creation and sharing
> Create KM dashboards to keep stakeholders updated on the implementation journey
> Act as a mentor to the KM team
> ===============
> Regards
> N
> On Thu, 11 Feb 2021 at 12:30 AM, Matt Moore <matt@...> wrote:
>> I found this research very interesting:
>> Matt Moore
>> +61 423 784 504
>> On Feb 10, 2021, at 6:37 PM, Patrick Lambe <plambe@...> wrote:
>> Dear Colleagues
>> ISKO Singapore is a network of Knowledge Management and Knowledge Organisation practitioners in Singapore ( We meet monthly to discuss different topics in KM and KO of interest to our members. Since last year we have been meeting virtually, and have no admission fees, so you are welcome to register for our events if your schedules permit, and our event materials/ recordings are freely available at
>> In May we are planning to run a session on KM Jobs looking at the two aspects: how to recruit to KM roles, and how to apply for them. As raw material we’re gathering examples of good and bad recruitment ads. We are gathering examples from Singapore, but it would be great if to have international examples as well. Feel free to send me examples on list or privately off-lists and let me know if you’d like us to de-identify the ads.
>> Our initial list of questions for the panel is:
>> 1. When is a "KM role" not a KM role?
>> 2. What should be the distinguishing features  of knowledge management job roles?
>> 3. What are some examples of good job descriptions and bad job descriptions?
>> 4. What does it tell you and what should you do if faced with a weak job description in KM?
>> 5. How should you present yourself and your experience when you are going for a KM role?
>> 6. What should you look for in a prospective KM employer?
>> 7. If you find out that an advertised "KM role" is really primarily about something else (e.g. IT, records management) how should you deal with this?
>> 8. What are the questions employers should ask of candidates in KM, and what are the questions candidates should ask prospective employers?
>> Many thanks!
>> Patrick
> --
> "The faithful see the invisible, believe the incredible and then receive the impossible" - Anonymous

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"The faithful see the invisible, believe the incredible and then receive the impossible" - Anonymous

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