doorMany managers get upset when job hunters try to beat down their door. Rather than apply for a job through the human resources department, like they’re supposed to, some uppity people call the manager directly, and call again and again. They raise a ruckus trying to get the manager’s attention.

Guess what? These people are motivated, and they’re possibly the best qualified. Compared to the drones waiting in line outside the HR office, these job hunters are the ones most interested in working for you. And they’re doing something about it.

If you’re a manager and a job hunter goes to great measures to get in touch with you, take advantage of his or her motivation. Talk to him. Invite her in. Test him. Prod her. Poke him. Most important, invite her to prove herself to you. She’s more prepared than most to do just that.

Open the door!

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