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The Interview Meal

Sharing a meal provides the recruiter with a big opportunity to observe the candidate, like how they make eye contact, how polite they are, or the way they ask questions.

One can see what frustrates or flusters them and if they are patient or agitated. The whole personality of the candidate can be gauged by one meal with them.

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Hiring, according to top corporate leaders, should not just be the standard job interview, which has become predictable and routine, but something creative and challenging.

One has to find new ways to find out how a person thinks, taking them out of their ‘seat of comfort’. Allowing candid...

One has to check if the candidate is genuinely interested in the job or is just checking all boxes of dressing right and talking right to land up with an offer letter.

How they treat and interact with others (like the guy handing them the coffee) also helps gauge their personality. One ca...

  • What is Your Natural Strength? This takes a broader look at the candidate’s abilities.
  • What Kind Of Animal Would You Be? And Why? This may be a fun question but the ‘why’ part provides the interviewer with new insights about the candidate.
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Skills, which can be taught, are not as important nowadays as the candidate’s self-awareness and mental agility where he/she is prepared for out-of-the-box questions and surprises.

Asking unusual questions that illuminate the creative side of the candidate while providing valuabl...

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Research the company and the people

Nothing is more impressive than arriving at an interview and being prepared and well informed about the company - its values, goals, history, current events, and who you might be meeting with.

Todd Davis, the CPO of FranklinCovey, commented on one particular interview h...

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Finding The Best Candidate

Companies involved in a long, drawn-out interview process forget that the best candidates only briefly surface on the job market and don’t stay there forever. Surveys indicate that most candidates lose interest in the job if they are kept waiting in line for longer than two weeks.

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  1. Truly understand what you need and and tailor everything in your selection process finding the perfect person.
  2. Determine how you will find the perfect person to fill need that need. You don't want the best of what you saw. You want the best person for the job.

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