What is a Purple Squirrel?

Squirrel Finds a Nut

Squirrel Finds a Nut (Photo credit: John Flinchbaugh)

“Purple squirrel is a term used by employment recruiters to describe an unlikely job candidate with precisely the right education, experience, and qualifications that perfectly fits a job’s multifaceted requirements.[1][2][3] In theory, this prized “purple squirrel” could immediately handle all the expansive variety of responsibilities of a job description with no training and would allow businesses to function with fewer workers.[4] “Purple squirrel” job ads are commonly used for Green Card fraud.[5]” – Wikipedia article

So how does that relate to Area 51? Stay tuned. And I will tell you a story.


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3 thoughts on “What is a Purple Squirrel?

  1. The Myth of the Purple Squirrel | Jody Phillips

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