How do you know good art when you see it? After you’ve seen 1,000 bad pieces of art. I’ve heard that quote in the past and it is applicable to reviewing resumes and interviewing people. I’ve been recruiting now for 8 years and have conducted numerous interviews and have spoke with hiring managers on debrief […]
The headline to this post was playfully referring to a study at Cambridge that shows our brains adapt to changes. Our brains view words as a whole rather than individual letters and can adapt to change in a simple case like words on a page. Adapting to changes in a fast paced business environment is […]
Candidates: Do you show these traits in an interview? Managers: Do you look for these traits in an interview?
Below is a link to a great article about the 15 traits of the ideal employee. Candidates need to review these and come up with a pre-planned answer or example on how you meet these traits. Hiring managers may want to think about how to question candidates to see how they meet the traits. http://www.forbes.com/sites/kensundheim/2013/04/02/15-traits-of-the-ideal-employee/
Below is a great article about how important speed is when hiring. How you manage the hiring process shows the candidates how you manage in general. When It Comes To Hiring Top Talent, Only The Speedy Survive | Fast Company.
The ability to tell a story is crucial to interviewing well. Great introduction on storytelling below: The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains.
Most cover letters take a one size fits all approach. I’ve heard it said that in order to know when you see a great piece of art you’ve had to look at 1,000 bad ones and I’ve seen the worst of the worst cover letters. The ones that stick out were ones that were customized […]
What’s the best way to answer one of the most diabolical interview question: “Tell me a little bit about yourself”? Answer in two minutes and tell a story. Here’s mine: I was born in Ohio but I can’t tell you where I grew up. I ran track and cross country in high-school while I worked […]