What is Purple Squirrel?

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The purple squirrel is a metaphorical term used by recruiters and HR managers to describe the perfect job candidate.

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Purple squirrel definition

The purple squirrel is a metaphorical term used by recruiters and HR managers to describe the perfect job candidate.

This individual possesses precisely the right education, experience, skills, abilities and qualifications that perfectly fill the job requirements.

The term's implications mean that finding the perfect candidate is as realistic as finding a purple squirrel, almost impossible.


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