What vs. Who
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In the executive search business, there is an old saying, “People are hired for what they’ve done, but fired for who they are…”
· The Resume: this is what the candidate has done.
· The Degree: An Ivy League degree will get you in the door.
· The Internship: Okay, you worked a summer for free.
· School President: So you were popular and got elected to be your class president.
· Social Media: You seem to have done sooooooo much in your life!
· You look the part.
· Graduation was only the beginning; you learn something new every day.
· You worked your way through college working nights sweeping floors.
· You played competitive sports in high school and college while at the same time making good grades.
· You know the meaning of extreme ownership because you risked your life serving your country in the military or law enforcement.
· You don’t just give to charity, but actually work in the local community soup kitchen during the holidays.
· You got grit; you simply never quit.
· You do jobs that colleagues either can’t do or don’t want to do.
· You show up for work. Everyday.
So who would you want to hire?