How can I convince a manager to hire a candidate who has been unemployed? — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily
We’re trying to fill a technical position and have found someone who I think is extremely well qualified. The hiring manager isn’t nearly as enthusiastic because the man has been unemployed for 18 months after being laid off. The manager says if the guy was any good, he would have found work long ago. What can I do to persuade him to take a chance on this candidate (who, by the way, is willing to relocate his family at his own expense from more than a thousand miles away)?—Jim, Dallas
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