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Business Productivity Strategies for Success (Collection) by Daniel Silvert, Merrick Rosenberg, Mark I. Woods, Jerry Weissman, Martha I. Finney, Trapper Woods

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Truth 31. The candidates you’re seeking may not be the ones you need

As this book is being written, the United States is suffering record high unemployment rates. One report states that there are 3.5 Americans competing for every job opening. From the perspective of the recruiter, that could be good news: a buyer’s market for staffing. Theoretically, you could be having your pick of great talent—if those available candidates were actually qualified for the open positions. On the contrary, though, perhaps it feels like you’re still going begging for the best. From what you can tell while sorting resumés and conducting interviews, “All the good ones are taken.” Is it really that impossible to catch the eye of great candidates?

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