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WorkMonger Education Career Blog: How To Catch A Unicorn: 3 Benefits For Hiring For Potential

How to Catch a Unicorn: 3 Benefits of Hiring for Potential

If you’ve ever hired someone, you know how the process starts. With your dream candidate in mind, you eagerly write out the job description. Master’s Degree. Ten years of total work experience and five years in a similar field. Management experience. Strong track record of success in a similar role. The list goes on. When you’re finally done, you step back, read the description, and smile. This person would be awesome!

Of course they would. When has someone dreamed up a candidate that would be terrible in a role? So, what’s the problem with setting the bar so high? Simple. This candidate doesn’t exist. Or, if they do, you’re likely to have a very hard time finding them or not be able to afford them.

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WorkMonger Employer Blog: 4 Hiring Traps Education Employers Frequently Fall Into

4 Hiring Traps Education Employers Frequently Fall Into

Hiring in the education space is hard. As employers, hiring managers, and human capital professionals in this sector, it’s imperative that we find candidates that not only align with our job descriptions, but that also line up with the mission and values we hold dear.

Sometimes, the process of finding such individuals can seem painful. But with each hire, we uncover valuable lessons that make the hiring process a little less daunting, a little more streamlined and much more successful. In this blog, we explore four common hiring traps we often see education employers fall into and how to avoid them.

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4 Reasons Why No One Has Called You After Your Interview

Wouldn’t we all love to know how we did in an interview that same day? If only! Unfortunately, that rarely happens. In fact, not only do you rarely hear the same day, many times a week or two (or longer!) can go by with no response. If/when this happens to you, here are some circumstances that can take place during the hiring process that may be the cause of the delay. We’re counting down the 4 main reasons here.

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One Thing Hiring Managers Secretly Love That Will Set You Apart from Other JobSeekers

Job searching. It is the necessary (and sometimes, cruel) process we all must experience from time to time in the circle of life. You know the routine. You spend hours revising your resume, filling out numerous job applications and stressing yourself out over whether or not someone finds you interesting enough to call you for an initial interview.

It’s the game of chance everyone has to play but no one ever knows how to approach.

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