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A job interview is a lot like speed dating.
In just a short hour or two, you’re expected to get to know a person and see if they’re a good fit for your open position and your organization (yes folks, it should be both).
That’s a tough task.
Whether your interview process includes one or three interviews – unless you’re asking some direct questions – you’re not really doing your due diligence to hire the right candidate.
Far too often employers focus on just skills to try to determine whether someone is qualified to do the job. Yes, skills are very important, but what about a culture fit for your organization?
And what about discovering what motivates them? Or even how they prefer to get their job done? These are all important things in determining candidate fit and new hire success.
Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t! It’s the candidates’ job to sell themselves; it’s your job to ask the probing questions.
You can do that by utilizing these these seven (7) questions to help hire the right candidate: