Smart job candidates come well prepared: résumés honed, responses rehearsed, references vetted. How do you find out who candidates really are, so you can hire with confidence? For the answer to that question, there’s probably no better source than successful CEOs. Journalist Adam Bryant, creator of The New York Times’ Corner Office column, has interviewed nearly 500 chief executives, and he’s asked each of them what they’ve learned about hiring. getAbstract recommends this article to anyone involved in hiring decisions, including job hunters.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why typical job interviews often fail to deliver the best hires,
- What strategies will help you conduct a revealing interview and
- How to promote diversity in your organization’s hiring.
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Journalist Adam Bryant writes The New York Times’ Corner Office series.
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7 months agoI agree that seeing people away from the office does give you a good insight into their ability to get on with a range of people etc, but I still believe you need to give them the 'office' experience so they can also get a feel for your own environment.
1 year agoAsking what animal would like to be is so unprofessional, asking situational or behavioral questions is the right thing.