This Company Hires For Potential—That’s Why They Interview Everyone Who Meets These Requirements was originally published on WayUp.
When you’re looking for a job, it might seem
like every listing has a long, complicated set of requirements—ones that you
mysteriously never seem to meet. But if you have the right foundational skills
(like communication, the ability to learn quickly, and leadership capacity) then
you’re a match for some incredible jobs.
At least that’s how Apex—one of the country’s
leading technical recruiting firms—sees it. Their strategy of hiring for this
kind of potential led them to adopt a policy of interviewing everyone who meets
their straightforward list of requirements.
Here’s a look at their unique hiring
philosophy and why they’re always seeking new talent.
Your Major Doesn’t Matter—These Qualities Do
What comprises Apex’s list of basic
requirements? You have to have a bachelor’s degree (or be on your way to
getting one before you would start work), authorization to work in the US, and
you have to be willing to relocate to one of Apex’s available locations (which
isn’t a huge deal, considering they have hundreds of offices around the
But these aren’t the qualities that make
someone a great Apex employee.
More than anything, the team at Apex is looking
for people who are resilient and money-motivated. One of the best parts of
working as a Recruiter at Apex is that your success (and the size of your
paycheck) depends on your ability to perform the job well. That’s why people
who are motivated by that bonus, commission, and paycheck are the ones who are
able to put the work in required to succeed.
People with these traits tend to do well in
Apex’s flagship Recruiter role. And it makes sense, too, considering they work
with client companies to find and match the right talent for hard-to-fill or
high-demand roles. Success, however, isn’t only driven by effort and
motivation. The job requires excellent interpersonal skills: You’re selling
candidates on the opportunities and clients on the candidates—proving to both
that you’ve made a match. It takes a combination of sales and recruiting skills
to get the job done. That unique combination makes it difficult for any one
major or mindset to really define the parameters of who can be a great
Because most people who succeed in the
industry hadn’t even heard of it before they got there, Apex doesn’t just scan
resumes for majors, minors, and business internships. Instead they look for those
key personality traits. This combination of grit and foundational skills can be
found in any major or background.
How To Get Your Interview—And An Incredible Opportunity In The World Of Technical Recruiting
Because Apex is always expanding and promoting
its employees internally, they’re constantly seeking new people to join. And
the best way to determine whether a person has what it takes to be a Recruiter
at Apex is to have a conversation with them. So, when you apply, Apex doesn’t
just toss your resume into a pass-or-fail pile, if you meet the basic
requirements, they’ll pick up the phone and call you.
And that’s it. Whether you have the right
stuff is something you can show them in the interview.
Ready for your interview? Check out open opportunities at Apex on WayUp!