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Think Outside The Resume For Hiring


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Think Outside The Resume For Hiring

  1. 1. Employer & Recruiter Tip <br />THINK<br />OUTSIDE<br />THE RESUME<br />WHEN <br />HIRING<br />Mark Swartz, <br /> Career Coach<br />
  3. 3. 1.1 RESUMES FOCUS ON TANGIBLE QUALITIES AND ACHIEVEMENTS, NOT INTANGIBLES<br /><ul><li>A resume is useful for capturing details of a job seeker’s work and education experience, achievements and skills
  4. 4. But it may not directly state some important intangible assets, such as…
  5. 5. a personality that complements your organization’s style
  6. 6. problem solving creativity
  7. 7. loyalty
  8. 8. perseverance
  9. 9. helpfulness to other employees</li></li></ul><li>1.2 RESUMES THAT DON’T CLOSELY MATCH YOUR<br />JOB SPECS MAY BE DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH<br /><ul><li>Certainly if the top candidates closely match the specs of your job requisition, they should be interviewed
  10. 10. It may also be worth your while to interview someone whose resume isn’t a close match, even if only for comparison, when their…
  11. 11. previous jobs required similar skill sets and behaviours, even if they aren’t in the exact same field (e.g. Customer Service is related to Sales)
  12. 12. non-work achievements demonstrate admirable qualities or relevant skills
  13. 13. experience shows real promise, though they might need some training to bring out their best</li></li></ul><li>.<br />2<br />BENEFITS OF <br />CONSIDERING CANDIDATES<br />WHO AREN’T EXACT FITS <br />(But Show Promise)<br />
  14. 14. 2. BENEFITS OF CONSIDERING CANDIDATES<br /> WHO AREN’T EXACT FITS (But Show Promise)<br /><ul><li>They may be “hungrier” for the job than someone who has been in this very same role for years
  15. 15.   What a great way to boost your image as an astute recruiter, if you find a diamond-in-the-rough. Not just an order-taker, you’ve got what it takes to look beyond the obvious and find the best
  16. 16. Even if the non-traditional candidate you’ve interviewed turns out not to be a good fit, at least you’ve satisfied your curiosity
  17. 17. Also you grow by stretching your bounds. Taking in new information and learning how to better assess applicants sharpens your intuition</li></li></ul><li>.<br />3<br />RISKS OF HIRING<br />SOMEONE WHOSE<br />RESUME ISN’T A FIT<br />
  18. 18. 3. RISKS OF HIRING SOMEONE WHOSE RESUME ISN’T REALLY A FIT<br /><ul><li>They may take more time and effort to train than you thought they would
  19. 19. Other staff might question why someone without all the required skills and experience was hired
  20. 20. If this new employee doesn’t work out, it may call into question your own ability to hire appropriate candidates</li></li></ul><li>more on this topic:<br />Think Outside the Resume for Your Next Hire<br />more Employer/Recruiter/HR advice:<br /><br />join us on:<br />