Startups are creating jobs. Lots of jobs. They are also having a hard time filling certain positions. Even in this economy, positions can sit vacant for months at a time, and one reason is because a lot of startups think they should only hire “Rockstar” talent. This thought process isn’t necessarily the right way to go, especially in this economic climate. There are plenty of qualified candidates – great backup singers if you will – who would make really great hires if they were viewed with a different perspective. We know, because we have tens of thousands of these candidates in our Talent Vault and talk to them every day.
Here’s a great article discussing this very trend and some truths around the “Rockstar” hiring perception at startups. Does the ability to learn, adapt and grow count? You bet!
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