Thinking Outside of the Box

A robotic approach will never allow you to stretch your innate, creative muscle.

We’re not talking abut the brushstrokes on a canvas or writing a symphony, but rather creative thinking, problem solving, and searching for a proper outcome that wasn’t prescribed.

There are moments throughout your professional career where you are met with challenges that will require a different side of yourself. Is it better to play it safe? Go by the book? Are you worried about ruffling feathers?

Complex problems require creative solutions.

If you’re stuck or finding the same results keep coming back to you, the way forward may be something slightly less familiar — albeit slightly uncomfortable. Do you need to change your approach? Do something daring? Go against the grain of your own mind? Something outside of your job description, responsibilities, or office hours?

Recruiting is oftentimes an industry where many take the following approach in their day-to-day:

  • “Bill & Fill”

  • Meet a quota

  • Find a candidate based on blanket search instead of “true fit”

  • Casting a wide net without attention to detail of the individual

  • Robotic approach devoid of personable approach

This is something we’ve consciously worked to break as a norm for our industry. Placing a premium on the connection with people isn’t something that is given to you when you sign up to be a recruiter.

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.”

- Steve Jobs

If you’re looking for an inspirational story to start your day, week, month, check out this short podcast with one of our favorite recruiting stories.