This article originally appeared on RecruitingDaily.com on October 12, 2016
Learning How To Recruit Talent Is Based Around On-The-Job Training
Most movies follow a pretty predictable plot line. In the hero’s journey, we watch the evolution of our protagonist. Usually starting from humble means and a position of ridicule, the journey transforms the character into an idealized individual. In my favorite movie, Star Wars, we watch the journey of a lost boy on the planet furthest from the bright center of the universe to the liberator and hero of that same universe.
Our path to recruiting isn’t always so linear. We dive into sales, strategy and marketing or simply fall into the roll with little to no formalized training. Unlike an engineer, per se, who goes through a litany of trainings and certifications to do their role, we’re left to learn on our own.