Finding a “Successful Hire” among Few “Qualified” Candidates
With many unemployed who want to work and companies receiving fewer qualified applicants, job seekers and companies must be creative to find a match. A “successful hire”—someone who can meet the job specification over a period of time, often within six months of hire—will otherwise remain elusive.
Companies that innovate and streamline their hiring practices may be more successful in matchmaking than those that don’t. Here are some actions worth considering:
Candidates Need to Change Too
Candidates seeking to be marketable as the economy changes need to rethink their techniques and mindsets as well. As a candidate are you ready to:
What can you do to create a MATCH?
In this volatile job market, those who have remained employed or landed quickly are those who were willing to do different things, who continued to seek out training and education and who easily adapted to change. Savvy employees and job seekers know that the employment landscape is perpetually shifting and that the rate of change is increasing. Companies that have unfilled positions are looking for “qualified” candidates not just a warm body. An employment professional can educate you about current labor statistics and help you to identify your skills, matching them to available opportunities. You will have a professional guide to help you make informed decisions that can lead not only to employment in the short term but to help set your course for career success in the long term.
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Mary Cosgrove – What’s Working Well?® LLC. firstname.lastname@example.org