Square peg, round hole

“As a recruiter, do you ever ask your hiring manager why candidates need a non-relevant degree to be considered for a role?”

Andy Headworth raises this excellent point in his blog, questioning why clients seem to always want to hire candidates with more skills than are necessarily realistic.

We’ve all had it happen to us - the client wants someone with 5 years experience for an entry-level role, or they want someone with 10 years experience in an industry that’s only been around for 5 years.

As a recruiter, we have a responsibility to question our clients when they ask for something unrealistic or impossible. If we don’t, then their expectations will never be met - how can we find someone who doesn’t exist?