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Achiever Focus

January 25, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

There is a line of thinking among hiring authorities that suggests it is better to hire achievers than those with a specific skill set.

The logic is that achievers do more and can gain the skills. If they have demonstrated a consistent pattern of success, achieving more than others, then you’ve got a candidate that you want. Because the reality is that we need the skill sets we need for certain roles, the pattern of success is often overlooked or not emphasized enough. The best answer is, of course, to hire achievers with the right skill set. Achievers with much of the skill set are also very valuable.

The best way to get there is to expand your reach so there are more achievers in the candidate pool. Then you can focus on achievers with the skills you need.


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