By Kevin Roth
“She is the best candidate we have seen so far, but she only has 8 out of 10 items on our wish list.”
– So teach her the other two!!!
The 10 out of 10 candidate does not exist in this job market.
And if by some miracle you do happen to find that unicorn, why would they be excited about taking on a role in which they have already mastered 10 out of 10 of the skills required?
Remember that hiring is a two-way street. It’s not just about you finding a candidate that can do the job, but also a candidate that WANTS the position you’re offering.
In a competitive hiring market like we’re in right now, the “perfect score” candidates are only interested in positions where they can pick up skills they don’t yet have.
The companies that are confident in their managers to be able to turn an 8 out of 10 to a 10 out of 10 are going to be the ones to land those top candidates.