MarvinM | Nov 9 2007 1:07AM GMT
If all you do is learn some terms, such as a list of languages and software, that won’t really help you talk to an IT person looking for a job. More than likely, a candidate who knows little more than a similar list of terms plus some buzzwords would be able to buffalo you with an impressive spewing of geekspeak.
The quick, basic tip that I would offer you is to have a knowledgeable person at your firm assist you with the screening process. You be the expert in your business, let an IT person help you evaluate the candidates with his/her expertise.
If you are just creating a checklist for someone to fill in, such as a candidate profile, look over some recent resumes that your firm has received. Anything common will/should be listed on those resumes.