The resumes a recruiter or HR professional screens in and gives to a hiring manager don’t fit the bill. The hiring manager scratches her head, wondering whether the recruiter understands the job, the job description, and what the manager’s really looking for in a candidate.
Obi Ogbanufe and I talk about this common scenario in the video below. She’s the founder of the Dallas, Texas, technology consulting firm Indigomark, and is the author of “Technology Made Simple for the Technical Recruiter — A Technical Skills Primer.”
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We also talk about the many requirements found in job requirements that shouldn’t be in there and don’t translate into job success — such as requiring on MBA degree, a bachelor’s degree, or for legal jobs a degree from a top law school. It’s about 13 1/2 minutes, below.