Well, that’s not really a fair question to ask.
You COULD run into people who are perfect in every way for your position.
And how often has that happened for you?
Taking a practical look at this, it’s likely you’re often involved in a juggling act with prospective employees:
- You’ll have people in front of you with superb qualities coupled with mediocre qualities.
- You’ll be running ads for weeks on end and interviewing until you’re blue in the face and you’ve got to get SOMEBODY in there.
- You may get depressed that the right person just isn’t out there and conclude your local area has gone downhill when it comes to hiring quality staff.
- You may want to email a picture of yourself to the American Oxford Dictionary so they can insert it next to the word “compromise” in their dictionary.
I’ve heard it all folks, and I do have a bit of advice here.
Hang in there. Actually, do more than hang in there. If you’ve got your mind made up that the right person isn’t out there or isn’t likely to come your way or if you’re veering in that direction, then
CHANGE YOUR MIND.
Yes, i know that sounds a bit patronizing. But I mean it. There is one thing all of us can do, and that’s change our mind.
Make a new decision (or rekindle an old decision):
Decide that a person with the right skills, the right personality and the right attitude is coming your way.
And decide that a few times, and when you feel a certain inertia or mental opposition kicking in when you make that decision, make the decision again. And again. Eventually the mental “stuff” will fade and eventually vanish.
You can accuse me of being airy-fairy if you like. Or…or you could apply what I’m suggesting here and see if I’m onto something.
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