What is your ideal candidate persona? Most companies don’t have one, but it is a valuation tool that can be used to improve your hiring process.
Your ideal candidate persona is a description of the perfect job candidate for a specific role. It is a description of the characteristics, skills, experience, morals, and other factors that are relevant to a job.
When you have a detailed understanding of the type of person you are looking to hire, it can help you develop a stronger recruiting strategy. It will be the basis for writing your job descriptions, shaping the questions you’ll ask during the interview, and help you better identify the right candidate when you meet them. Think of it as a type of checklist you can use to compare candidates against.
Looking for ideas to create an ideal candidate persona? Check out these tips from Toronto recruiter:
Use the data you collect to build a vision of your ideal candidate. Outline top qualities, skills, experience, and other things you are looking for when hiring. Use your persona and compare it to each candidate you interview.
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Brandon is Senior Director, Client Services with IQ PARTNERS, focusing on recruiting top talent within the Financial Services and Insurance, Startups, and Emerging Technology industries.