When hiring, companies focus — at their peril — on this essentially arbitrary piece of information.
How many times I have thought about this! In talking to many of my dear friends who are all working in different industries, I have come to realize that box ticking is almost an epidemic.
“I am not what I do”, I read once, and this I feel to be true. Your experience is only limited to a set of circumstances you have lived in, and it does not necessarily reflect your ability, capacity or knowledge.
I am a true believer in uniqueness and in personal contribution to the work of the team and it often saddens me to look around and discover that those at the top are too used to filling theoretical gaps in the resources chart rather than finding either a perfect fit or an opportunity that will benefit both the candidate and the organization itself… outside the box.
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