“This is not rocket science. We just need someone to do the work,” the exasperated hiring manager could not fathom why I kept asking questions. He had just spent five minutes outlining the open position to me. Why in the world would I be eager to learn more about it? In his mind, the job was drop dead simple. The requirements were drop dead simple. Anyone with a lick of sense could do this job. Heck a moderately trained chimpanzee could probably do this work.
And yet employee turnover in his department was epidemic. Which was precisely the reason he was talking with me. (Because nobody ever engages an executive search firm to fill jobs that are actually easy to fill).