I’ve written many times that interviewing is very much like dating. You go through the same phases: attraction, flirtation, getting-to-know-you meetings, and finally, a proposal and moving in together. And as in dating, the early days of the hiring process are when recruiters and applicants are on their best behavior. That’s why red flags during …
We set aside November 11 to honor veterans and let them know how much we appreciate their service. There’s another, better way, to show your appreciation: make a veteran a job offer.
A healthy sense of curiosity is what separates a great worker from an uninspired drone. If you’re looking for a spark to light up your company, consider looking for curious people.
When juggling multiple tasks, we have to be able to decide which ones need to be tackled immediately, and which ones can wait. Hiring someone who can’t get this right means that key due dates and project timelines can fall through the cracks, ultimately hurting your business.
Today’s fast-paced work environments require employees who can do the job now, and have the potential to grow into new roles or leadership positions at your company in the future. After all, if an employee leaves, it costs your company 1.5 times that employee’s salary to replace her.
Leadership is a slippery concept. It’s not strictly confined to actual leaders of a company; we hope to see it at all levels of an organization.
“Plays well with others.” Such a simple remark on a kindergartener’s report card, but one that makes every parent beam with pride. And they should. Early signs of collaborative ability are markers of adult success.
When we talk about culture fit, we don’t mean falling into a “hire like me” mentality. If all of your employees act and think the same, your company won’t thrive.
Adaptability is the number one asset businesses want in an employee (with 69% of hiring managers saying it is the most important soft skill they screen for.)
He starts out by saying “I’ve lost count of the number of times I really wanted to halt an interview and provide coaching to a job candidate.” He’s seen too many candidates blow their chances at great jobs, not because of their skills, but because they haven’t mastered the basics of interviewing well.