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Calling All Purple Squirrels!

How would you know a purple squirrel if you met one?

Purple squirrel is a term used by employment recruiters to describe a job candidate with precisely the right education, set of experience, and range of qualifications that perfectly fits a job’s requirements. The implication is that over-specification of the requirements makes a perfect candidate as hard to find as a purple squirrel.” Like Goldilocks, the candidate is just right!

STOP! Here’s where your most important decision will occur. More than credentials, the appropriate traits will make or break the success of the candidate. This selection style will set up apart from competitors.

Remember in junior high when everyone fancied themselves non-conformists yet purple hair seemed to be everywhere? We were conforming anyway. A true Purple Squirrel stands apart and is fearless in being independent yet is a team player. They frighten some and may go unappreciated in their stand out position. Yet, if you’re the manager, you’re going to get a fresh look at an existing issue. They’re priceless.

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