This is a job market where talented folks can prove what they're capable of, knowing that their bad school reports and the strange gaps in their education career don't ruin their chances from the start. Here it's quite the opposite.
Connecting unorthodox minds. 😁
We all know:
Bright minds can fail miserably in school. Promising youngsters can end up dropping out altogether
or taking a gap year that takes in fact many years. Lots of talented kids are doing odd jobs in strange
places and often enough, relationships can throw some people completely off their track ...
Some folks require an entire series of fresh starts in life before everything falls into place.
And many of us simply need a lucky coincidence for the penny to drop!
There are unlimited reasons why life does not always go according to plan.
What we didn't know: Just how big this is.
We've clearly hit a nerve.
All of this leaves us wondering if recruitment tactics don't beg for a general rethink, right?
However, until this happens, the Bad Students' job market addresses the unorthodox on both ends:
The employee and the employer. And, oh dear, they really thrive on it!
Turns out, this is just the thing for artistic and creative minds, for free thinking and enterprising souls:
An astonishing number of men and women build amazing lives and great businesses against the odds! They know what it is like to struggle for motivation, for perspectives, for recognition, for a chance.
An unorthodox CV doesn't strike them as weird at all. It is quite familiar.
They feel the pain.
And they see the potential.
If you have a Bad Students' CV yourself, you know: These folks are resilient and use their imagination!
They're keen to bring their talents, their insights and learnings to the table.
They've matured and will start a new job without a sense of entitlement.
They celebrate the benefit of doubt.
Throwbacks will not discourage them.
Criticism? They can handle and act on it.
Life has taught them to think around corners.
Troubleshooting is a sport they excel in, a sense of humour is the "oil in their engine".
As a job market, this is currently an experiment.