First, I'd like you to watch this 2-minute video and follow the instructions. Yes, you should actually count the passes as they instruct you to do in the video.
Don't read on until you watch the video...it’s only a couple of minutes long.
Have you watched it? Okay, then continue reading...
Someone recently showed me this video and I loved it because it illustrates perfectly the tunnel vision we can all suffer from when we get fixated on something.
Don't get me wrong, focus is good. In fact, focus is often key to productivity.
However, getting fixated on something to the exclusion of all else can be detrimental. We could miss something that's vital, we may miss the point, and sometimes we miss great opportunities.
The same thing happens with hiring managers and recruiters all the time.
They get fixated on one skill set, one profile of candidate, and ignore everything else. Their focus to find the needle in a haystack is causing them tunnel vision.
Because, when you’re so focused on finding one very specific skill or profile of candidate, you may very well be missing a diamond in the rough!
Expand your vision, broaden your search, and recognize talent in unexpected places!