Finding the perfect candidate for an open position is a challenge that often leaves HR managers frustrated and discouraged. How many times have you looked at a job description and said, “The person I hire must meet all of these requirements”— and then reality smacks you in the face and you get zero candidates that have all the requirements? Some candidates may meet 1⁄2 of the requirements, and you end up discouraged and you stubbornly dig your heels into the ground until the heavens deliver you a perfect resume.
Upon finally finding the perfect candidate, much of the time his or her salary requirements are outside your salary range. Again, there is more frustration often leading to both parties walking away.
If you are nodding to yourself or remembering a similar situation, you are not alone. This is an issue that faces companies in urban, suburban and rural areas alike. In an increasingly competitive economy, there’s a good chance that you are not the only company thinking you’ve found the “perfect candidate.” Here are some tips for finding the perfect candidate and avoiding exasperation:
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