FOUR

Finding Suitable Candidates

AN IMPORTANT part of the selection process is for you to generate a sufficient number of suitable candidates from which to choose. If you are hiring for an important job, you will have to attract a large number of resumes at the beginning to be sure that you get the right person at the end.

Cast a Wide Net

In his book Double Double, Cameron Herold estimates that it takes him 16 candidates, on average, to find one person worthy of being hired. Other executives have found that they require 250 job applications to get as many as 16 people to interview, out of which will come the one person that they hire.

The rule in finding suitable candidates is to cast a wide net. Remember that the best people for your company ...

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