A local business was looking for office help. They put a sign in the window, stating the following: “HELP WANTED. Must be able to type, must be good with a computer and must be bilingual. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.”
A short time afterwards, a dog trotted up to the window, saw the sign and went inside. He looked at the receptionist and wagged his tail, then walked over to the sign, looked at it and whined.
Getting the idea, the receptionist got the office manager. The office manager looked at the dog and was surprised, to say the least. However, the dog looked determined, so he led him into the office. Inside, the dog jumped up on the chair and stared at the manager.
The manager said “I can’t hire you. The sign says you have to be able to type.” The dog jumped down, went to the typewriter and proceeded to type out a perfect letter. He took out the page and trotted over to the manager and gave it to him, then jumped back on the chair.
The manager was stunned, but then told the dog “the sign says you have to be good with a computer.” The dog jumped down again and went to the computer. The dog proceeded to enter and execute a perfect program, that worked flawlessly the first time.
By this time the manager was totally dumb-founded! He looked at the dog and said “I realize that you are a very intelligent dog and have some interesting abilities. However, I STILL can’t give you the job.”
The dog jumped down and went to the sign and put his paw on the sentences that told about being an Equal Opportunity Employer. The manager said “yes, but the sign ALSO says that you have to be bilingual.”
The dog looked at the manager calmly and said,
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The hiring process is expensive and, because of this, it’s a very conservative process. This expense is reflected in the cost of recruiting and interviewing along with the amount of lost productivity that is occurring while recruitment is going on.
The basic rules of the hiring process:
• There must be an opportunity;
• There must be a “fit” between the candidate that’s selected and the corporate culture of the organization (grades, level of professional and personal strength and personality, dress and experiences); and,
• The person conducting the interview must be convinced of just how well you “fit” within the twenty to thirty minute selection interview.
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BTW ~ I’ve had the above cartoon material for so many years, I don’t know where it originated from. I love it and wanted to share it with you!
My professional rehabilitation counseling practice is focused on helping people find a place in the workforce.