The “Curve Ball” Candidate

Have you ever watched Escape to the Country? …only when you are on holiday of course!

If not the programme generally follows the journey of people looking to move to the country, they give their ideal scenario to the presenters, covering every base in terms of house requirements in a location in the country. The presenters then show them a couple of properties matching their pre determined ideas… then wham, in comes the “the mystery house”, a property that challenges the buyers perception of what they really want! Very often the buyers go with the “Mystery House”.

What has Escape to the Country got to do with recruitment?

Welcome to the “Curve Ball” Candidate… most businesses have a preconceived idea of what they want when recruiting, a list of skills, experience and qualifications. Very often this idealistic person doesn’t exist and they end up frustrated or gaining only 70/80% of what they really want.

Cooper Golding are experts in gaining a thorough knowledge of your needs but also realistic in terms of what is available in the market place. Thus, we are able to offer “the curve ball” candidate, perhaps someone who doesn’t necessarily fit into the predetermined job description but we know will ultimately fit into your team, or has the capacity to be developed or their skills are easily transferable!

Give it a go…. you will be pleasantly surprised with the outcome!