Discussion: December 8, 2009 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter
The Q&A column in this week’s newsletter asks whether employers are too hell-bent on hiring only “the perfect candidate,” when ability and talent might be the more efficient path to getting a job done. How long will a manager wait until perfection arrives?
Do employers really want only someone who has already done the exact job? Am I nuts, or is there something wrong here? Do credentials matter more than ability to ride a learning curve and come up to speed?
(Oops! Maybe ability is harder to assess than credentials, eh?)
How can you get an employer to hire you, if you haven’t already done the exact job?