Considering Candidate Flaws in Interviews

Mar 4,
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The author, Dr. John Sullivan, discusses how recruiters typically approach candidate flaws during the interview process. He suggests that hiring managers often exclude a candidate because of apparent weaknesses, instead of exploring if these flaws could be irrelevant or compensable with strengths in other areas. Dr. Sullivan advocates for engaging with these imperfections, discerning if they could be fixed with training or if they might improve over time. He highlights the importance of considering the job's context and if the weakness would actually impact the candidate's potential performance. By adopting this approach, a company could potentially reduce the chance of missing a valuable candidate due to an insignificant flaw.