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Finding Diamonds in the Rough: Proven Methods for Hiring High-Potentials

Recording Date: July 11, 2012
Price: Free

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How the Jagged Resume Often Leads to Great Hires

Employers are more dogmatic than ever about wanting to hire nothing but “A” players.

So the hunt is constantly on for candidates with great pedigrees and unbroken records of success in prior jobs. Yet as many as 40% of these all-stars end up failing in their new assignments.

What’s missing?

It’s time to take a fresh look at “soft skills” such as resilience, ingenuity, growth potential, creativity and the ability to accomplish a lot with skimpy resources. During this webcast, you’ll discover how world-class organizations have mastered ways to size up candidates along these dimensions.

What You Will Learn

  • How to evaluate jagged resumes and talent that whispers, in any job search
  • Specific tactics that work in non-business settings – and show how they can be grafted into the corporate world.

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

About the Presenters

George Anders is the bestselling author of five books and a contributing writer at Forbes. He is the author of The Rare Find, a management/leadership book that spells out a new framework for finding talent, and Becoming a Rare Find, a career book that helps people with jagged resumes win great jobs. His earlier books include Merchants of Debt, Health Against Wealth, and the New York Times bestseller Perfect Enough.

In 1997, Anders shared the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. His journalistic career includes many years as a top feature writer for the Wall Street Journal. A founding member of the Bloomberg View board of editors, he was Silicon Valley bureau chief for Fast Company magazine.


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Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® 98 SE, 2000, XP, Windows VistaTM Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, or Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit editions)

  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
  • Netscape Navigator 7.1
  • AOL 9
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher

Macintosh (OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4)

  • Safari 1.1 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher


  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher


  • Mozilla 1.7 or higher

Additional Requirements:

  • Macromedia Flash Player 8 or higher
  • Macromedia Flash Player 9 or higher for Linux and Solaris
  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 56 kb/sec

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