The civilian hiring and selection process is not always cut and dry. The largest dynamic and unreliable factor in our process is us, people.
Case in point, while sourcing for an entry level position at the company, I came across a resume of a talented banker. Momentarily I question, “Why would he be looking for an entry level position?” I happened to notice the candidate had a military background as well as industry experience. Being that I had friends in the military, I thought to extend a call to this candidate. After speaking with him to learn about his experience, I quickly identified that he was overqualified for the position he applied for. Then, I referred him to another position at a neighboring location. He willingly interviewed with the manager on a Saturday and has been a great employee of ours ever since. Continue reading