Any hiring manager who recruits talent faces the same basic challenge.  We all wonder how to tell the really outstanding prospects from the ones who look great on paper but then fail on the job.   However, many hiring managers fail to see the opportunity costs foregone for not hiring the RIGHT PEOPLE.   Hiring managers’ tendency to seek out “PERFECT” candidates who have no blemishes inevitably blind them the “RARE-FINDs” mavericks who don’t fit into the norm.   Many of the world successful people have “jagged resumes” that will not pass the initial screening of the uninitiated.

Below are two links to “MUST READ” articles for anyone associated with any hiring:

  1. 19 Successful People Who Have Been Fired:  http://www.businessinsider.com/people-who-were-fired-before-they-became-rich-and-famous-2013-10?IR=T&
  2. 21 highly successful people who rebounded after getting fired:  http://www.businessinsider.sg/successful-people-who-were-fired-2015-10/#.Vhdb3Hqqqko

How to spot the ones who don’t look so good on paper but might still deliver extraordinary performance?  In a tough economy, it’s more important than ever to make every talent decision count.

Who do you know in your life experience who was once fired, but turned out to be a great leader?   The fruits of success of these “RARE-FINDs” often take years to manifest itself.    Are you once of those hiring managers who have the mind-set, skillset, and toolset to unearth these “RARE-FINDs?”  If not, we need to talk?

P/S – We are having a workshop this December on “Real World Strategic Hiring”.  We will show you how to identify the “Rare-Find” with our 25 years of real headhunting experience.  For more information, please contact us or email us attraining@executiveworkplace.com