Creative Hiring

Creative Hiring

During this period of time where we keep hearing of the “great resignation” and a massive talent shortage, I recently read an article where companies are being more open to considering candidates who don’t necessarily have experience specific to their industry, but they have so many other skills that, with the appropriate guidance, can lead to great success. 

Specific to the civil engineering profession, can this work? 

Just last week I spoke to a client who is open to considering Project Management candidates who don’t have their PE, and who may have no civil engineering experience but have their PMP and/or have project management experience in a completely different industry.

๐Ÿ“ŒI mean, you may be able to pull a recruiter and make them a strong software sales person.

๐Ÿ“ŒYou can take a sales person and put them into a marketing role.

๐Ÿ“ŒAnd you can certainly take an engineering PM and plug them into a PM role in a completely different industry.

๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”So who is to say you can’t put a talented PM, who has no civil engineering experience but can manage people, schedules, budgets and who has great client relation skills, into a PM role in a consulting engineering firm?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

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