Like resumes for candidates, job descriptions are an employer’s chance to make a positive first impression on job candidates. Your tone, company details, and method of approach will determine how your candidates feel about your job posting, and by extension, your company.
Almost as rare as a Yeti sighting, the term “purple squirrel” is used by those in the executive search industry to describe a job candidate with the precise range of qualifications—the right education, experience, and set of skills—to perfectly match an in-demand job’s requirements.
Have you considered how trust relates to recruiting, interviewing and hiring?
I’ve recently finished The Trusted Advisor by David Maister, Charles Green, and Robert Galford and found one of its concepts to be particularly intriguing as its applications transcend client/service partner situations into other areas of life – including hiring and recruiting.
Recently, one of my sons interviewed for an internship as a sales development representative with a top IT security company. Unsurprisingly, his initial interviewers asked him to prepare a cold call script to understand how he’d go about it.
In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of millions of people. We’ve had to become accustomed to a number of new, unexpected changes to our work, leisure, and other activities. But how much change is too much change?