Posts Tagged ‘skills’

A great interviewer

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Interviews are critical conversations. You have limited time and a specific purpose: to discern the relative qualifications of an applicant versus other applicants. Don’t waste time looking for the perfect candidate; look for the best candidate from the pool of
applicants. The later you are in the interview process, the more effective and discerning you can be because you have context from the other candidates and need only to discover whether this person is better or worse for the job than your frontrunners.

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The crux of an interview

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

The crux of a good interview should answer three questions about a candidate:

  1. Can they perform in the role?
  2. Will they love the job?
  3. Will the organization/team reject them or embrace them?

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Interviewing focus.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Few decisions in business are as crucial as hiring the right people. Most businesses run on the backs of employees, and interviews are one of the key filters in the hiring process. So how serious and prepared are most interviewers? In my experience, most are complacent and unprepared. Most interviewers get the same value in the first 5 minutes as they do in 60 to 90 minutes. The initial impression gained during the first 5 minutes, mostly framed by appearance and the candidate’s resume, is the predominant differentiator.

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