smoothoperator By smoothoperator, 23rd Aug 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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What does your prospective employer look for in you. Read on to learn some alarming facts.

If you are an extraordinary person the industry is really not looking for you.

The prospective employer is looking for ordinary persons who can be groomed to meet specific needs. All that the employer is interested is whether you are employable. During recession recruitment was on in many companies globally. It is true that downsizing was happening and the cream that lost their jobs were the first ones to be considered for employment in other companies. Companies that had proper HR planning were really not affected by the recession.

Who were the first ones to be shown the door? The most expensive CEOs and CFOs along with their core teams at the apex levels were the first ones to lose their jobs. Generalists were preferred to Specialists while considering for any position. Fortunately or not the recession came as an eye opener for all those who believed that being a specialist gave the cutting edge. The specialists who were willing to stretch and walk the extra mile were barely lucky to be considered. Generalists were considered quite rapidly for their adaptability.

A blend of competence and commitment is what the employer looks for in employing a person. At the lower rung of the ladder persons with more commitment although with less competence are considered. On the other hand at the higher end persons with greater competence are preferred.


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23rd Aug 2010 (#)

Hello smoothoperator-Oh I wish if I would have read them a few years earlier, I could be be better off. Nicely done, great read.

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