Talent Acquisition

What is the Formula for the Perfect Candidate?

Thanks to Shortlister, below is the recipe for the perfect candidate. No one is perfect, but behaviour and attitude is what largely defines an awesome employee/candidate.

To find the best available candidate in the market, start by applying an executive search or headhunting techniques. Be sure to keep these personality traits in mind!


  • Passion, drive, initiative and positivity being responsible are all essential traits for the perfect candidate.
  • Advertise roles in a way with the objective of enticing candidates. Make your vacancy a dream job!
  • It is essential that candidates can handle constructive feedback!
  • Richard Branson puts it well, “Personality is key… if you are satisfied with the personality, then look at experience and expertise.”

RELATED: How to Find the Very Best Candidates

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What to you defines the perfect candidate? Let us know in the comments below!