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Michael Heller leads a panel discussion at recruitDC on the task and strategies of recruiting the overqualified candidate.

Michael Heller leads a panel discussion at recruitDC on the task and strategies of recruiting the overqualified candidate.

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  • 1. May 23, 2012 The Marvin Center – Washington, DCMichael Heller – Managing Principal, Pillar One Consulting The ‘Over-qualified’ Candidate: Should we consider?
  • 2. Michael HellerMichael Hellers career has been built on over 15 yearsof experience in strategic human resources,talent management and technology consulting. As anHR executive at Deltek, Digital Management andWashington Consulting, Michael led teams to developinnovative human capital management programsand initiatives. Previously, Michael held a variety ofpositions at American Management Systems andBooz Allen Hamilton where he executed on talentacquisition, total rewards, performance management,strategic HR partnership and philanthropy strategies.Michael serves the community as a board member ofTeardrops to Rainbows, an organization dedicatedto supporting families of children with cancer. Michaelearned a Bachelor’s degree in economics fromthe University of Connecticut and is currentlycompleting his Masters degree in Human Resources atGeorgetown University. Michael resides inGaithersburg, Maryland with his wife and daughter andenjoys cooking and college basketball.
  • 3. The ‘Over-qualified’ Candidate: Should weconsider?It seems that the market is awash in over-qualifiedtalent. Everyone is talking about them and how todeal with them, from the National news media toPresident Obama, who is proposing a tax incentivefor companies that are willing to hire candidateswho have been out of work for more than sixmonths.But, as a recruiter, how do you ensure that you’rerecruiting the best talent for your team? How doyou effectively assess a candidate’s skills andinterests and long-term potential with yourorganization? And, how do you overcome theobjections of your hiring managers who may notwant to deal with employees who have moreexperience than they do?In this presentation, the facilitator will lead adiscussion of tools and tactics for dealing withoverqualified candidates. Specific topics willinclude the following:• Weeding through the Sea of Resumes• Skills Assessment• Dealing with Hiring Manager Objections
  • 4. Our Thanks to our Great recruitDC Sponsors!