If you were to hire one of the following four people to fill the position of assistant manager, who would you hire? HR managers are hiring people for different reasons.
Person A (Talent) – I’m naturally talented at managing people. I coordinated fluid operations of a 5-star hotel, consisting of 100 employees for about a year. Prior to this, I was a graduate of high school, but I lead and managed all of my friends to coordinate homework assignments and study groups. I’m passionate about fitting the right cogs into the exact part of a machine.
Person B (Experience) – I’ve been an assistant manager of McDonalds for 10 years. I know what it means to be an assistant manager and I know how to get the job done. I am willing to go that extra mile to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Over the course of 10 years, I’ve learned to quickly identify problems and find a resolution to that problem.
Person C (Intelligence) – Although I’m free out of college, I know I have what it takes to fill the position. I’m a graduate from Harvard. I have never found any work to be difficult. Even though I would skip class, I would easily get straight As in courses because I’m able to look into my professor and identify what they are looking for.
Person D (Dedication) – I never went to college because my family comes from a difficult financial background. I had to work to put my younger siblings through school. I’m an exceptionally hard-worker. Most people classify me as a workaholic because I will spend time working (off the clock) to ensure that every task is completed.