I read your May Editor's Desk column ("Employers should model job recruiting after "American Idol," blogger says") with keen interest, as I've brought some of that "American Idol" hiring mentality to my current job and it's been a great success.

In late 2010, we were struggling to find a regional sales manager who could meet everyone's expectations. The perfect candidate needed to be an engineer, at the behest of our president; also be a sales professional, as dictated by our sales group; and possess knowledge of our products and customers, as requested by our business units.

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