Heartwarming Video of the Day: Finding the Right Needle in the Haystack

November 14, 2013

One of the most challenging and rewarding parts of a recruiter’s job is finding just the right needle in a massive haystack. A lot of time, patience, creativity and sometimes frustration goes into that daily quest but in the end, there is the great feeling of accomplishment. The right needle/candidate/person often times makes a tremendous difference and all that time you spent looking for them was more than worth it.

We wanted to share with you two videos that are not about recruiters or hiring but about the journey of finding the right person. The videos are real-life stories and while they are created by Skype and Google as product ads, this doesn’t take away from the inspiring and emotional power of the two family journeys.

Get your tissues out and get ready to shed a tear or two. We hope that those videos inspire you and recharge amidst the busy day for looking for your own purple squirrels and hard-to-find candidates.

The Born Friends Family Portrait

Saroo Brierley: Homeward Bound

As a recruiter, you probably have many stories about finding exactly the right person. If you want to share, contact us at @hireonlinkedin or use hashtag #needleinahaystack.