...and how ex-Air Traffic Controller became the best Sales Person in Tech major.
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This is not a story of rags to riches. This is not even a story about the candidate. This is the story of how strong our biases are in the hiring process and how limiting our job descriptions are, in selecting a great candidate.
A job description, as defined by Wikipedia, is a document that describes the general tasks, or functions, and responsibilities of a position. It specifies the qualifications, experience or skills needed by the person in the job.
Almost all HR and hiring managers swear by Job Descriptions. But have we ever realized that Job Descriptions can also be limiting in our searches, resulting in potential false negatives?