ACED OUT BY AN INTERNAL CANDIDATE?
(Not always the case)
FOUR INTERVIEWS FOR A DREAM JOB AND THEN YOU’RE UNCEREMONIOUSLY DUMPED
You just arrived home from your third interview with a fabulous company for the perfect job. You’ve toured the facility and met your peers and then you return home to a voice mail that announces that they’ve decided to go with an internal hire. Pop open the box-o-wine and turn on Netflix. You’re a victim of the current trend toward hiring within, to reward loyal employees who have hung in there for the last few years without any raises or promotions.
According to the Wall Street Journal, www.wjs.com 47% of new hires last year were internal candidates. Hiring managers choose this route since internal candidates know the culture of the company, the IT systems and hiring from within makes sense after years of little or no movement within the company.
Don’t give up!! Many managers want new blood!!
Although this is happening more these days, many companies are actively recruiting outside their company, even when qualified internal candidates exist. This is of course discouraging for loyal employees who have hung in there, but it makes sense. Existing teams are burnt- out and brain-dead from taking on extra duties of their laid-off colleagues, most often with no extra pay or better titles. They’re resentful and disengaged and not able to begin to imagine innovative solutions.
Here’s where you come in!! Super-charged, external candidate with great ideas and new energy!
The challenge is to show the potential employer what you can bring to the table. How will you solve their current challenges? What can you bring to the party from your past employers that will re-energize their team? Simply bringing a fresh voice is often half-the battle.