An oft-repeated query from many of my mentees was on the nature of search this year. It got me thinking, and below is a compendium of the advice that I shared with them.
The process itself is different – with travel restricted to the bare minimum, the accent is squarely on remote hiring. The candidate and the firm have to get comfortable with each other and complete the entire process – interviewing, selection, compensation offer and even on-boarding without a single physical meeting. Candidates should conduct proper research to be clear about what they are getting into. Even if you are unlikely to work physically from the new firm, it helps to get a clear understanding of culture, expectations etc. before you join.
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