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Are resume red flags deal breakers?

The people who don’t meet all the requirements of an available job may be the best candidates, says Natasha Bowman in a viral post on LinkedIn. “In my experience as an HR leader and as a hiring manager, it’s those that typically don’t get a ‘shot’ who tend to kick butt in the workplace,” wrote Bowman. Hundreds of other LinkedIn members weighed in with their own opinions and experiences about hiring processes.

Natasha Bowman, JD, SPHR  • 3rd+TedX & Keynote Speaker I Trainer I Consultant I Forbes Contributor2d • Edited

The people who don’t meet all the requirements of an available job may be the best candidates, says Natasha Bowman in a viral post on LinkedIn. “In my experience as an HR leader and as a hiring manager, it’s those that typically don’t get a ‘shot’ who tend to kick butt in the workplace,” wrote Bowman. Hundreds of other LinkedIn members weighed in with their own opinions and experiences about hiring processes.

BREAKING NEWS!!!!! I hired someone that didn’t shake my hand firmly during the interview – he rocked as an employee. I hired someone with three typos on their resume. – She was the most detailed oriented person I’ve ever worked with. I hired someone without a college degree- He was way smarter, innovative, and creative than me! I hired someone with four kids- Never met someone so devoted and committed than her career. I hired someone who had been incarcerated as a young adult. – He’s a VP now. I hired someone over 60- she taught me some tricks on excel that I use to this day!

Can we please throw out all those silly assumptions and rules that we’ve made up in our head about what a person needs to be, look like, have accomplished, and do to succeed? In my experience as an HR leader and as a hiring manager, it’s those that typically don’t get a “shot” who tend to kick butt in the workplace! So before you throw that resume away because they don’t have every certificate and degree – or – don’t call back that candidate because they didn’t give you a firm handshake – think about trying something new. Someone new. 🤷🏽‍♀️ hashtag#diversityhashtag#experiencehashtag#culturehashtag#hrhashtag#interviewhashtag#innovativehashtag#leadershiphashtag#inclusion

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