I was sifting through a seemingly endless virtual stack of resumes, more commonly known as LinkedIn profiles. My head was about to explode as I got to the 500th profile. Out of nowhere, Kissing Frogs, popped into my head.
I can easily recall when it was not possible to screen 500+ prospective candidates in a single sitting. The good news is that I can now search literally for anyone, anywhere, any time. It’s also the bad news.
A lot of frogs to kiss…and a lot of cacophony. Have you ever heard the sound of frogs in pond during the summer? This is the kind of noise I’m referring to.
Information saturation. Candidate saturation. Resume saturation. Keyword saturation. Too much “noise” leads to confusion.
So many candidates; so little time.
Enter solution “Algorithms”. Better results? Or just more noise? I dare to say perhaps the latter.
At the end of the day, after all the alignment on skills, education and experience, after all the interviewing, white boarding and presenting, it comes down to chemistry and fit.
If everything matches but there is no chemistry, then there is no fit.
Quieting the noise, I go back to work. I am yet again reminded that what we do is fill in the missing “human” piece. In reality, this is what motivates me.