Dream Lover

February 14, 2015   /   byMaria Garcia  / Categories :  Uncategorized

Inspired by the song Dream Lover by Bobby Darin

 

Valentine Day, oh romance, roses, special proposal all the fun stuff.  Being in love is wonderful, everything is excited, you feel so happy and you are ready to take on the world.  But what if you don’t have your half orange? The search begins and you know exactly what you wish this special someone to be in order to be compatible with you, but it takes time and effort to find that special one.

This is similar in the ways that managers feel when recruiting and hiring.  Finding a good candidate is like finding that special someone you want to share your love with.

Think about it.  When you first meet that special person (or at least it appears that way) it’s like it is too good to be true.  You may find out later on that this person is the opposite of what they seemed to be.  Now what?  You find yourself back to the beginning, in search again.  But this time, something changes. You no longer fall for the next person as easily as it was when you met the last one.  You want to be sure they are the real thing.

I used to think that interviewing a candidate multiple times was a waste of time.  However now, I am a firm believer that the more you interact with a person, the more you get to know them.  This is why creating  a social network of people is so beneficial.  It gives you the opportunity to discover the real person behind the mask.  You are able to see how they handle situations, how reliable and committed they are, and even see  personality traits that come out every now and then.

 

The internet is definitely changing the way we hire and recruit in the future, and I believe it is for the best.  For recruiters and hiring managers, it is like searching for that perfect love.  We are dreamers who dream of accomplishing greatness, and we need dreamers on our team so we don’t have to dream alone. It is hard when you are the only dreamer in your organization.  It is like watching couples on valentines day having fun, and you are the single person that does not have anyone to celebrate with.   We feel the same way in the workforce when we are the only dreamers.  We feel alone and want other dreamers to join us.

 

So the question remains, how do we find the perfect candidates?  Networking perhaps will change things as potential candidates may volunteer to prove their worth.  They will show what they are capable of, and it will also help them decide if the company is a good fit for them.

What do you think is the best approach to hiring and finding the best candidate?  What other solutions do you see to find that perfect match?  I don’t know about you, but I want a dream lover so that I don’t have to dream alone.

 

 

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