Discussion: January 26, 2010 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter
A reader’s query: In today’s newsletter, a “less than qualified” job applicant wonders how to shake the interview up.
Is it ever proper to tell the interviewer that looking for “exact skills” will result in hiring someone who is likely to get bored easily and move on when the economy improves? Or that the best hire may be someone who doesn’t have the exact skills, and as a result may “see” something an experienced employee won’t? I feel like I’d be saying Boo! and scaring the employer off!
How should I say it?
What’s a good way to say Boo! to a nervous employer who wants to hire only the perfect person? How do you startle him into thinking out of the box and hiring you?