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You are a job applicant interested in the position of Marketing Manager at Jay Marketing. Following is a description of the required profile:

Primary Responsibilities of the Marketing Manager:

Research and implement effective marketing strategies and best practices.
Act as a liaison between clients and Jay Marketing.
Interact with brand managers to ensure a consistent brand experience.
Utilize market research metrics as a measure of successful ad placement.
Oversee market research and focus groups.
Select and partner with various brands to conduct marketing tie-ins.
Take a proactive approach to problem-solving, and provide leadership in resolving issues within the marketing department.

An Ideal Candidate:

Education Level: BA/BS in marketing or a related field required; MA/MS in marketing or a related field preferred
Experience in marketing required, leadership experience a plus
Exceptional consulting and account management skills required
Statistical knowledge preferred
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Exceptional organizational skills
Exemplifies the values of Jay Marketing
You apply for the job and are asked to appear for an interview.

Which aspects of the above job description do you think may have resulted from job-oriented job analysis techniques?

Which aspects of the job description do you think were products of worker-oriented job analysis techniques?

After this position is filled, in what ways will the job analysis that led to this job description continue to be useful?

Will the company need to conduct another job analysis for this position in the future? Why or why not?

What do you think are the similarities and differences between this job posting and those you have seen? Use specific examples of other job postings in your response.

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Marketing Manager Job Application
Job analysis is described as a series of activities which are carried out to systematically obtain, categorize, and document all the relevant information concerning a specific job such as the job requirements. Organizations are usually created to accomplish certain goals and objectives which require efforts to be put in by a number of workers. The meeting point of a worker and the work is played by the worker in an organization which is called a job (Atchison, & Thomsen 2000).

Through job analysis certain information is normally gathered such as the responsibilities of a person, the knowledge skills and abilities taken to do a job, the result of the individual performing a job, how the job fit with other jobs in an organization, and the contribution of the job towards organizational goals. Jobs can be analyzed through following a series of approaches such as job oriented, worker or both (Implications for job analysis 2011).

Job oriented analysis focus on work activities. From the job description, there are several aspects which may have resulted from job oriented job analysis ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides assistance, insight, information and advise to the student in tackling the problem set (see above) in putting together a review of a job applicant profile.