Today, with head hunting firms focusing on domain specialisation, expertise in A particular field increases your market value. "I recently took on someone who had worked in a Dollar Store for our merchandising team and a former Clarins employee for our lifestyle segment," said Mahalakshmi DM, managing director of Professionele Consulting India.
Judgement of people: The ability to gauge candidates who are not interested. "When you notice that a particular person is not picking up your calls or is giving too many excuses, you should know that they are no longer interested in the job," said Payal Sharma (see profile on the left). Such mandates should be stopped immediately as they cost the company time and money. Also certain potential hires may have the skills and experience, but may not be temperamentally suited for the vacant post. You have to be able to make that call.