Re: KM Jobs Panel: Recruiting and Applying
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On 12 Feb 2021, at 6:19 PM, Nuria Lupón Sanz <nulusanz@...
Hi Patrick and all
I would like to share with you some of the KM Jobs I found last years. I liked to compare what was required in US and in Europe, because KM roles are not popular in Europe, specially in Spain.
Although the descriptions of the roles are widely open (develop strategy, policies, define solutions, analyse effectiveness…), my personal experience during the job interviews is that those companies hiring KM experts are looking for someone to develop a previously defined aspect or even to make a proposal (as a requirement to be consider a candidate) without knowing anything about the company.
I hope these exemples helps you.
ISKO Singapore is a network of Knowledge Management and Knowledge Organisation practitioners in Singapore (www.iskosg.org
). 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 http://www.iskosg.org/event-materials.html
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?
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