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July 29, 2013

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Julie K

I'd add one or two extra questions.

1. Are you willing to consider someone who has been or is currently unemployed?

2. Have you decided you can somehow hire someone with 5+ years experience for an entry level position?

I have seen companies making poor decisions in this regard. If someone's start-up tanked, they may be unemployed but a great candidate. And the thought that "the economy's tough I bet we can get someone overqualified at a bargain basement price!" still happens, and is still dumb.

Billy Cripe

Great article - both yours and Belz's in the Strib!

Business's desire for specialists and deep expertise without the willingness to pay for that experience is daunting.

Similarly the expectation that Junior and entry level staff can fulfill the strategic needs of an organization that desires to grow or scale is a proven pathway to stagnation and failure.

Thanks for raising awareness!

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