Monday, November 15, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Just when I thought - and I do - that cover letters are not particularly valuable to the corporate recruiting function, I read an interesting one today. I will still only move forward to a live connect if the applicant's experience is at least a reasonable match to the position, but do like what was written in the cover.
Let's face it, you're tasked with one of the greatest challenges there is: finding the right person for the job. Not just good people, or even great people, this person has to be the right fit on so many different levels.
When you stop and think about some of the key individuals in your organization, each has their own unique story of development and growth in their career. It's not likely that they are the same person today as they were when they first walked in the door and even the most accomplished individual will express how much learning they've done and will continue to do. So perhaps instead of looking for the proverbial "round peg"; we should be looking for the right type of "clay" as the spot we are trying to fill will continue to change shape as today's business world continues its rapid evolution.