Jayesh A Lalwani wrote:some of the requirements didn't make sense. I asked the manager, and she said "Oh they guy we are trying to replace has these qualifications, so I put these things in there". She wanted someone exactly like the guy who had left, so she took his resume and turned it into a job requirement.
This is the sign of an inexperienced or poor manager.
Every organization has people fulfilling unique combinations of roles. It becomes more unique and complicated the longer "Bob" was at the org. To try and get another "Bob" is crazy - it's exceptionally unlikely that you're going to find another person exactly like "Bob" right now; and the manager probably doesn't realize that her requirements would likely exclude the younger "Bob" when he started doing that role!
A job requisition to me is as illustrative as a resume; it gives you an idea whether the hiring manager has some clear goals and ideas for what they want and recognize that people are going to grow into the role, or whether they are ticking boxes and/or hoping for a magic unicorn (who only poops a specific shade of glitter) to fall into their lap.