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HRM CA | 02 Aug 2016, 08:00 AM Agree 0
One industry expert says employers shouldn’t overlook career-change candidates who have little experience in their prospective line of work.
  • Neena Gupta | 08 Aug 2016, 04:26 PM Agree 0
    Brilliant observation, but let's take it further. Let's challenge ourselves to hire the outsider, the foreigner, the person with the accent, the person who has worked in places we can't even pronounce. Why? They have life experience that the candidates who "fit" don't have. I've heard too many stories of great candidates who have worked with some of the best companies in Asia, Africa and Latin America not even get an interview in Canada. These people are brimming with skills that can help Canada compete in a global economy. Definitely, let's take a risk and hire the non-traditional candidate.
  • Semon | 18 Aug 2016, 06:11 AM Agree 0
    Thanks for the article
  • Rachel Fergason | 29 Aug 2016, 01:08 PM Agree 0
    I think that one other reason to hire someone that doesn't necessarily have the experience of other candidates is if they are a strong fit with your company culture. In many circumstances, skills can be taught, but someone with strong character that will mesh with your mission, vision, and values is a true gem to be found.
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