Patrick Coppedge
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HELP ON A HIRING POSITION

Choosing Candidate For Client's Company

I'm a Consultant specializing in business operations. I'm researching the expansion of a client's company, a heavy machinery broker.

I would like the help of the Jobcase Community in a decision between two candidates for the possible position of Accts. Manager Trainee, for my client's company. The payrate will be between $40,000-$50,000 starting salary.

Candidate A

Approx. 25yrs old High School Graduate Community College (1yr) - General Business Co-Owned Pool Business 3yrs Retail Store Manager 1yr Bank Commercial Accts. Supervisor 2yrs Bank Asst. Branch Manager 1yr Eager, energetic, ambitious Good Credit/Clean Background Check

Candidate B

Approx. 30yrs old State University - Bachelors - Business Admin. Technology Co. Marketing Manager 4yrs Aerospace Manufacturing - Dept. Manager 2yrs Analytical, career oriented, self driven Fair Credit/Clean Background Check

Which is the better choice, candidate A or B?

Thank you for your input/assistance.

Regards,

Patrick Coppedge

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Adrienne Diffin
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B is the better candidate if there is room for growth within the company. “Overqualified” just means qualified + some. Seize the opportunity of a better candidate at less cost while you can. Overqualified needs to eat too, and if the “overqualified” individual is happy in his/her position within your company they may stay regardless of pay.

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Johnny Dunn
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B, would be the obvious choice, but he seems overqualified for the position and may after a while want to introduce new ways to input better technique to train others once he sees what you have on the table, how many people has he trained in the past? A has run a business for 3 years and during that time did work the books or did someone else to it? He also worked in both financial and retail more than once. Do you have a probationary period?

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Carlos Armas
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I'd say , by their bio/info.I would feel more confident with candidate A.

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Melahni Qualls Ake
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I would hire candidate A based on the job criteria you are hiring for. A Broker needs to not only know the step by step process they have to have the ability to see what they do and how they “build” it from their past experience with connecting with people in their past experience. I always look for the relational components because without the “soft skills” no one builds a successful company culture

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Michael Matyas
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Flip a coin!

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Cindy Calvert
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Hello! Since you're a professional I have a question to ask you if that's okay?. I go through all stages when it comes to a job, but when it gets to the criminal background check, everything is like crickets. Why is this? Plus no one will tell me anything. And there is absolutely nothing on my criminal background. Do all companies check credit as well?

In your situation I'm sure you'll make the right decision. I'm always for the underdog. In my field when I hire, I always hired someone with a little less experience. Because they've always turned out to be the best workers ever. They're always so grateful.

Thank you, and good luck. I hope someone can help me with my dilemma. I just don't get it.

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Steven Ransom
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Patrick, I can see and understand why most of the responses gravitate to candidate B base on the fact that he has a degree, but one must understand that accounting and marketing are to different fields with some similarities. So, both would make good candidates. ...lol!

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Maureen Hilderbrand
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I am answering the question without reading anyone else's comments first. So I hope when your decision has been made you will say which one and why.

I am leaning to Candidate A. Yes, he is younger, and yes he does not have a Bachelors's degree at this time. But that can be worked on. Here is my reasoning, candidate A is used to working face to face with people. Co-owned a pool company, worked in retail, has worked in banking at the retail level. The reason this type of experience is a standout. Well, the job is for an Account Manager trainee for Heavy Machinery Broker. This position is going to be about meeting people, being on the phone, being out of the office and on the road with clients of the company.

Candidate B is strong no doubt about it, but he is an operations person. He so far has worked internally in the tech field and then in the Aerospace manufacturing. Someone who is very analytical being an Account Manager, in my opinion, is not the right fit. And in a very short period of time, he would realize he was not a good fit.

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Misty Dean
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B; and I would like to point out that to get a degree, many have to obtain loans, which then lowers their credit score. That is what happened to me; this is why we are importing many educated personnel from other countries. It's expensive to get a higher education for most people to keep a good credit score rating as well.

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Brittney Jenkins
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Candidate A

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