Recruitment: Candidate Experience and Storytelling Lessons from Hollywood

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With the war for talent, we can't forget that the hero in story is in fact the candidate, not the brand.
This presentation looks at how recruiters can learn to improve the candidate experience by learning some key storytelling lessons from hollywood and even ancient mythology.

Candidate experience mapping is much like planning a classic 'Hero's Journey'.
We must understand more about how the candidate feels and what they think at each stage of the candidate experience in order to optimise the end result.

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Recruitment: Candidate Experience and Storytelling Lessons from Hollywood

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  8. 8. Candidate experience Apply Screen Assessment Results Attraction Special world Ordinary world Ordinary world Call to adventure Refusal of the call Meeting the mentor Crossing the threshold Tests, Allies, & Enemies Innermost cave Ordeal Reward Road Back Ressurrection Return with Elixir The Hero’s Journey A Hero’s Journey Meet the mentor Tests, allies & enemies Ordeal Return with elixir Call to adventure tw: @bryan_phc
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