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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 36. Overselling an opportunity can cost you precious talent

These days managers are probably more experienced in laying off valued talent than they are at hiring them. So, can you really be blamed for becoming maybe a little overexuberant when you have the chance to hire someone fresh and new? Just think of the possibilities!

That’s the problem. Getting carried away with those possibilities could result in you having to fill that position all over again, losing your hard-found favorite choice in the bargain.

You know how the hiring lifecycle goes: After the initial thrill of hearing that you have the budget for a new employee, you lose a bit of that joy in the grueling process of writing the job description. Then you lose a little bit more ...

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