2.Recruiting and Selectingthe Stars of Generation X


There are four key elements to recruiting and selecting the stars of Generation X: (1) Creating a profile of the ideal applicant for the position to be filled; (2) Developing a recruiting message which will be effective in attracting applicants who meet that profile; (3) Selecting the person most suitable for the job from among all the applicants; and (4) Ensuring that the applicant selected is given an accurate preview of the day-to-day experience of the job he or she is being hired to do.

(1) Profiling the ideal applicant. There are several factors to look for in an applicant for any job: Raw talent, learned skills and knowledge, relevant work experience, ability to learn the kinds of skills ...

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