As a recruiter, I am constantly interviewing people. As you know, we humans come in all sizes. People do reveal themselves in interviews – of course I also ask good questions. However, I'm always asking myself "how does this person show their spirit, their leadership, how do they 'show up' and make their contribution or mark in the corporate culture?" Since most of my clients are healthcare companies, private practices or hospitals, hiring people who 'get it' and who contribute at the top of their game is crucial.
Today, as a talent management professional and a trusted advisor to great clients, I have to share this quote. This is one of my favs of all time:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?"
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.
----Marianne Williamson in "A Return to Love"
My reason for sharing this is that at all levels of hiring, we are seeking those who can "connect". We seek talent that enables our healthcare system to provide healing.
If you are hiring what are you looking for? If you are a job seeker – why should we hire you?
Think about it.
Success by design. One career and client at a time.
Happy and healthy hiring.