To better address this topic, we will be conversational and practical with examples and this conveys us to the question; IS A CANDIDATE WITH WORKING EXPERIENCE FROM MORE THAN 5 COMPANIES THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR A JOB? Looking at the question above, the answer seems to be an obvious YES! One may be fast to conclude that, the more experience a candidate has in a particular field the more he or she can be considered as the suitable candidate for a vacancy owing to the fact that, working experience is one of the key factors a hiring manager takes into consideration when recruiting. However, this question entails critical reasoning and analysis in line with the hiring objective of a particular company before an answer can be provided which must not certainly be a direct YES or a NO. PRACTICAL SCENARIO AND DETERMINING FACTORS Before diving into the foremost factors that will be taken into consideration to provide a binding answer to the question, let’s welcome you into the Recruitment Department of CDS Human Resources Ltd. Our intension is to illustrate to you a practical recruitment scenario and the bases upon which the company’s recruitment team resolves whether or not a candidate with working experience from more than 5 companies the best candidate for a job. CASE STUDY The recruitment Team of CDS Human Resources Ltd wants to recruit a Commercial Agent for a Company. Out of 730 Applications received, 3 candidates are shortlisted at the end of the rigorous pre-selection process. The first candidate has worked for 6 different companies within 13 years of a professional career. The second candidate has worked for 6 different companies for over 10 years. And the third candidate has worked for 5 companies over a period of 7 years. Inasmuch as the 3 candidates have worked for over 7 years for more than 5 companies, is it a major justification for their pre-selection? The answer is YES! However, it is a major justification but not enough as will be discussed further. JUSTIFICATIONS -For a Commercial Agent Job, the duration of service and working experience from similar companies in the same industry is inextricably linked to the performance of a commercial Agent on a new job. The working experience acquired from several companies by one commercial agent is an indication of his or her mastery of the sector and the market which is a prerequisite for success. – This does not mean if a candidate has less than 5 years of working experience and has served in 1 or 2 companies he or she cannot make a good Commercial Agent on a new job. -Others Factors far from working experience are taken into consideration when considering a candidate for a commercial job. When the candidate proves to be a goal-driven person, outspoken, defensive, dynamic, and fluent, he or she is considered as a choice for the position. A naturally curious person who is willing and able to go way beyond the ordinary wins a stamp of confidence from the recruitment team. -Also, since money is a very sensitive aspect within the Commercial sector, persons who are transparent and trustworthy are also taken into consideration. -A very crucial aspect that the recruitment team of CDS Human Resources Ltd uses as a backbone to draw final conclusions on a candidate’s profile is the results of the investigation carried out on the candidate. -The Investigation could be from the very obvious things that you can imagine like a background check on academic certificates, past employers, reputation, motive for leaving the previous jobs, to the very little things that you cannot imagine like the person’s favorite activity during the weekend and last thing he or she regularly does before going to sleep. All information gathered serves the team in knowing exactly what to expect from a candidate and how the candidate can handle a role. CONCLUSION It is important to note that, Every Job profile requires a different methodology in selecting the best candidate as such, a requirement that may so much matter for recruiting a Commercial Agent may not be at the center in recruiting a Lawyer or a UX, UI Designer. This is why, having full knowledge and understanding of recruitment concepts and procedures, CDS Human Resources Ltd is bent on going the extra mile to innovate and implement existing and new methodologies that help every client to have the best employees for every vacant post.
5 Major Tips for Employment and Career Development during this ‘Stay-at-Home’ period Quarantine, Isolation, social distancing, whichever of these is your reality due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, this is the time for your creativity to be at its peak. 1-Make a good CV for yourself: If you haven’t got a CV, this is the time to make one and if your CV is not up-to-date, go ahead and spend some time on it. 2- Learn more about Job Search Techniques: Knowing where and how to look for job will make the process of job search easier for you when you need one. Research on all job portals that often publish jobs in your domain and make it a duty to receive job alerts from them on a weekly basis. This will make your job search swift for you after COVID-19. 3-Apply for online Jobs, Volunteer programs and other openings:
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 many online jobs and volunteering opportunities and grant programs have been open to the public. This is the time to serve your nation and mankind through several UN and other Volunteering opportunities out there. 4- Take Free Online Courses and Certification Programs:
Nothing is holding you back now! You are at home and you have more time for yourself. Use this time and take courses online and improve on your professional knowledge in your field of work. 5- Learn a new skill:
There are a lot of things you can learn during this stay-at-home period. You can try acquiring basic or profound knowledge in something you have never done before: Why not try blogging, video editing, graphic designing, using a new App, using Microsoft excel or writing a book. These skills will serve as additional value when the world become busy again and you take up on your job or another.