Friday, March 17, 2017

It is about fit. Hiring the right person at the right time for the right job in the right place. 

It is all about fit- for everyone!
This news report is a perfect example of an organization's culture lead by its values. I tell job seekers to wait until an offer is being made and the recruiter raises the issue. Here's why.  First of all, you may impress the recruiter to the point that the job eventually offered is higher than the firm even had open when they first contacted you. The fit is key, especially in startups and if they are looking for people interested in equity and building a firm-that is different than a person interested in paid holidays and more vacation. The mindset is different. Neither is wrong it is the fit of the person, their qualifications and the wants of this value-based culture, and the wants and needs of the person. Again, neither is wrong. 
Recruitment is about finding the right person for the right job at the right time at the right place. If any of those are wrong, the fit is not good for the firm or the person.  Now the recruiter could have handled the response in a better way, and I am sure has been trained to do this better. 
To ask the question of the recruiter prematurely is to lessen your chances to impress and show a "what are you doing for me" attitude. The recruiting process is a courtship and needs to evolve.  You don't get the ring after one good dinner. Sell your education and experience, show what you will contribute to helping the business succeed and you will succeed in getting that position or even one above it. I've seen it happen time and again.