“The term “Purple Squirrel” is a recruiter's term for the elusive Candidate, with exactly the right qualifications and experience, to match the Client’s role”. The term is synonymous with the term “ideal candidate”.
Recruiters have often called Patrick John O'Mahony a “Purple Squirrel”.
He is a "purple Squirrel", just what the company needs.
Recruiters have often called me a “Purple Squirrel”.
In particular, recruiters or HR people use the term when they are talking to other recruiters or someone familiar with the recruiting industry.
I have heard the term “Purple Squirrel” for years and year”.
I cannot believe that Urban Dictionary com does not have this term.
To further, support my claim:
I found a recruiting company in England that uses the name “Purple Squirrel” and has a definition for the term:
Why call ourselves Purple Squirrel?
The Purple Squirrel is a recruiter's term for the elusive Candidate, with exactly the right qualifications and experience, to match the Client’s role
www . purple-squirrel (dot) co.uk/
Patrick John O’Mahony Sr. (No "e”)
(Real name is O'Mahony)
1506 Versailles Drive
Richardson, TX 75081-2554
Home: (972) 690-3611
pomahony2 (at) gmail (dot) com
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