Inside knowledge of organization and its challenges is a plus, but job seekers need to demonstrate capacity for vision and change
Jill Christie, left, and Shira Harrington
Oct. 12, 2018
Question: Do most of your searches involve an internal candidate? And if so, how can such candidates best present themselves?
About one quarter of Tuft searches include an internal candidate. If knowledge of the organization, its culture and current challenges is critical to the new role, an internal candidate may be preferable as someone who can hit the ground running.
The downside for internal candidates is the perception that they won’t—or can’t—bring in fresh perspectives or new ideas.
To make strong presentations, we advise internal candidates to: