Selecting the Candidate for Extending a Job Offer at SG Cowen
The recruiting committee of SG Cowen is facing an important decision in regards to selecting two persons from the pool of four remaining candidates after all definite “Yes” and “No” have been identified. Being the member of the Super Saturday hiring group from the company I would have to make a decision that would have a dual effect:
Being an associate of the company I am vested in its success which depends in a great degree on the quality of the employees working for the firm, including the quality of the new hires.
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Most likely the comment about her English was referring to her accent. But I believe that even this idiosyncrasy might actually be a positive factor, adding a unique touch to her strong and remarkable personality in every other regard. As a matter of fact, her ethnic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds are going to be a great contribution to the diversity of our company and could be leveraged to the benefit of the company in both attracting new and dealing with the existing clients from the similar backgrounds. In the increasingly becoming more and more globalized market place these qualities are really invaluable. Overall, she seems to be an excellent addition to our company, the fact which was picked up by the majority of the recruiting committee members, and put her originally at the top of the list of candidates for Super Saturday.
Selecting from the remaining three candidates seems to be a more difficult task. Each of them has some very strong positive qualities which our counterbalanced by the shortcomings that may turn detrimental for their future career with our company.
However, faced by the need to fill the remaining slot in the class of associates, I would support Andy Sanchez. The major concern about Andy is his undergraduate GPA, which raised some questions about his academic ability. Given the learning curve he would have to take if hired into SG Cowen, some managers were not sure if he would be capable to learn fast enough. However, his explanation of the low grades in the undergraduate studies – running his own extremely successful business while in college- is very plausible. If anything, he should be commended for...