17 March, 2023 seen 13At the start of 2023, I helped as a hiring manager for a country manager role in Armenia for a translation company from…
Finding the right person for a job is not an easy task, and it becomes even more challenging when the job is a high-level position in a foreign country. Such was the case when our translation company decided to expand its operations to Armenia and needed a country manager to lead the team.
Over the past few weeks, I had the opportunity to be part of the recruitment and hiring process for this important position, and it was an exciting journey full of surprises.
It all started with the job advertisement that we posted on various job sites and social media channels (LinkedIn and Facebook). Within a few days, we received an overwhelming response of more than 70 resumes from people with different backgrounds, experiences, and education levels. It was interesting to see how diverse the candidates were, from eager salespersons to brilliant PhDs, each with a unique set of skills and qualities.
Our HR team then began the challenging task of screening the resumes and selecting the most promising candidates for an online interview. We conducted dozens of interviews over the next few days, and it was fascinating to see the different personalities and communication styles of the candidates. Some were confident and articulate, while others were more reserved but had impressive qualifications.
After careful consideration and discussion among the recruitment team, we narrowed down the list to eight candidates who showed the most potential for the position. It was time to take the next step and meet them in person.
We invited them to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, and arranged a meeting at the cozy Marriott Hotel.
The day of the meeting was filled with excitement and anticipation. We were eager to meet the candidates face-to-face and see how they would fit into our company culture and work environment. Each candidate had a different approach and perspective on the challenges and opportunities that the job presented. We listened carefully to their ideas, asked challenging questions, and observed how they interacted with each other and the team.
After the meeting, it was time to make a decision. It was a tough call, as all candidates had their strengths and weaknesses, and it was not easy to choose the best fit for the job. However, we finally made a decision based on a combination of their qualifications, experience, communication skills, and cultural fit. It was a difficult but necessary step in the recruitment process.
Looking back, the journey of recruiting a country manager for our translation company in Armenia was an exciting and insightful experience. It was fascinating to see the diversity of candidates, their unique backgrounds and experiences, and how they tackled the challenges of the job. It was a reminder of the importance of recruitment, and how finding the right person for the job can have a significant impact on the success of the company.