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Assessing the candidate: Integrity

      I like to get off of behavioral questions for a minute and get the candidate comfortable again by asking one of the usual, “I see you were at such and such company for so many years, why did you leave that company?” but this is only so that I can...

Assessing the Candidate: Interpersonal Skills

Do you have a lone gunman or a team player? Once you’ve assessed where a candidate’s motivation comes from, their ambition and self-esteem, it’s time to see if they have the tools in their tool box to get the job done. In this case, you’re looking for how well they...

Assessing the candidate: Results-focused

(3 Results-Focused) At this point I usually get into asking more specific questions about their resume, like “why did you leave here?” and “what did you like best about this job?” so that they relax again.  Pay close attention to the body language before they answer. ...

Assessing a candidate: Honesty

When I am assessing a candidate’s outlook and general attitude, I am looking for their perspective, integrity, and honesty. It’s impossible, even for a seasoned interrogator like myself, to tell if someone is being honest right off the bat, but you can use behavioral...

Assessing a candidate: The set up and the warm up

Now that you have your guidelines for interviewing in the form of a candidate- and position-specific interviewing template and you know how to evaluate their response to each of the questions you’ll ask, you’re ready for the interview. When I interview, I have a...

Assessing a candidate: Problem, actions, and results

So, how do you find patterns in what candidates leave or offer in their questions, and how do these patterns inform your assessment of him or her?  Ideally you would like for a candidate to answer your question by providing exactly what you asked in the order in which...

My interviewing process

My interviewing process From the desk of Chandra Kill In general I follow the same pattern: I ask the question—be quiet—count to eight—let them speak.  I have to do this because I’m so damn chatty.  I have all my questions typed up before the interview because I will...

5 Great/Crazy/Behavioral Questions to Ask Your Next Candidate

Let’s get the conversation started! Jan. 6, according to HRmarketer, was “Massive Monday”, the most popular day for people to look for jobs. HR bloggers and discussions boards are buzzing with hiring Q&As. Tim Sackett recently blogged about one of my favorite...

Do you know how not to hire?

Download “How Not to Hire” now  for a fun look at what not to do in the hiring process. Frankly, there are enough articles on how to hire. We’ve all read them. They say lovely things like choose applicants based on their resumes and experience, run background checks,...

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