In 1855, Robert Browning wrote the poem “Andrea del Sarto” in which he coined the, now famous, ‘less is more’ statement. Would I give him a job as an App developer in my business?
He does have a few obvious advantages, he:
· Sports a groovy beard, which in 2016 are currently very groovy.
· Is very artistic and could generate an emotional response between himself and his reader (i.e. customer).
· Was technologically savvy, he was recorded reading a poem in 1899.
· Offered rectorship of university of Glasgow (he might be clever).
But no, I would not give him that job. I think the clarity of thinking would be better served in a more senior position. I think I would actually give him the job of Chief Relevance Officer.
The core essence of Hiire is relevance; we want to ensure that the most relevant matches are made between candidates and employers. We look with great interest at the current job boards and have noticed a common theme. On almost every board (and on the first page) they tell us how many thousands of job seekers are on their platform and how many thousand jobs are being advertised.
As an employer who is looking for the perfect match for my new team, is this helpful? As a job seeker looking for a new job, do I really want to trawl through thousands of job opportunities?
The answer is of course, no. As a jobseeker I want to see the jobs that best match my abilities and desires. As an employer I don’t want to plough through thousands of CV’s, I want to see the ones that can solve my immediate issue.
So, Mr Browning, you have got the job. Please continue to focus on your ‘less is more’ mantra and do everything you can to help make it easier for job seekers and employers to make meaningful connections.