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I Want to Hold Your Hand

Obviously, the Beatles didn’t work in HR

➔ How many organizations suffer through a tortuous period of “hand holding” when they hire a new employee? Suffice it to say, quite a few.

To some degree that’s only natural. A new person in a new job in a new environment. It stands to reason that it’s going to take some time to get adjusted.

So what’s the problem?

The problem is that in virtually all such circumstances this period of “hand holding” costs money. And the long it takes, the more hand holding that is necessary – the more it’s going to cost. And that’s a cost that has to be borne by the employer.

That’s where you come in — the older, more mature, more experienced job seeker. You’ve been there. You’ve done that. In most cases, you have the expertise that doesn’t require the kind of hand holding that comes with hiring younger candidates.

How do you separate yourself from the competition? How do you demonstrate value to your prospective employer? You do that by convincing them that ready, willing and able to begin work today. You able to start contributing today. You’re going to minimize that “hand holding” period of adjustment necessary for most younger, less experienced candidates. To dust off an old phrase, you’re ready to hit the ground running.

In an era where it’s more and more crucial to separate yourself from the pack and to distinguish yourself as a valuable employee, skipping past the hand-holding can be an enormous benefit for the employer. And who better than you to provide that benefit?

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