5 Sure Signs That a Candidate is ‘The One’

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As a human resource professional, your job is to play matchmaker in your company; pairing candidates and departments that are meant for each other and watching them ride into the sunset together. In both love and recruiting, you always know when you have found “the one”. So here are 5 ways of knowing that a candidate is a right fit for you.

  1. They Know the Way to your Heart

A candidate meant for your company already sees themselves working for you. They have internalised your vision and mission and they can see how their skills and experience fit in with your company. 

They have researched about your company and know your clients, competitors and recent milestones and they know just what you need with that particular role you are advertising for. This is the kind of candidate who will answer the question, “Why do you want to work for us?” with specific solutions that their skills present and how they are going to solve your pain. 

2. Their Applications Serenade You

There’s always that job application that catches your attention. The job application’s email subject calls to you like a siren enticing you to find out more about the candidate. This candidate has read your job description well and understands what you are looking for. They have packaged their CV and cover letter in a way that touches on all the qualities that you are looking for. 

3. They have Dreamt of Working at Your Company for a Long Time

The ideal candidate could have had several encounters with your company before getting paired with the right department. Even though they might not have been successful in the past, they have never stopped dreaming about working for you. Your company branding represents all they ever wanted in an employer and to them, you are the dream company. 

4. They Can’t Wait to Meet You

Candidates who have a great desire to work in your company will arrive on time at the interview and will always give the impression of preparedness. They are honoured to finally get this opportunity to meet you and, therefore, can’t wait to impress you with their punctuality and zeal in asking questions.

5. They Were Made for You

For any relationship to succeed, the people involved must be on the same page and have certain things in common that bring them together. A candidate that is meant for your company will fit right into your company culture and understand how their role fits into the grand scheme of things. 

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Doreen Mueke
Doreen is the Senior Content Marketer at Ringier One Africa Media.