A candidate walks into my office. Let’s say that they are a motivated and enthusiastic banker. They’re a generalist now, but they want to become a commercial lender. Their eyes light up explaining how this will be a great next move for them. They may even catch up salary-wise after a few lean years during the recession.
Let’s stop for a second and step into the hiring manager’s shoes. Your message, an enthusiastic candidate ready to make that big leap career-wise, might raise these questions with the hiring manager: