Recently, while completing the Short List of candidates, I had to answer a question – should I recommend a candidate who has all the competencies and professional experience in place, while at the same time her external appearance leaves much to be desired?
The candidate was to work closely with the president of one of the largest international banks. A careless set of clothes, wrinkled clothes, a mess on the head, neglected hands. Then she wondered if this, to some extent, does not indicate a lack of organization, inability to predict, and lack of respect for the interlocutor? Or maybe we just came across a bad day for a busy mother who has had a sleepless night due to her child’s illness and did everything to get to the meeting, because she cares about work? Both theses are probable.
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