Summary of How to Hire the Right Person

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How to Hire the Right Person summary
Nearly 500 CEOs tell you how to conduct the best interviews and hire the right person.


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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.


Hiring new employees is a process rife with uncertainty. Interviewers rarely have all the information they’d like, and traditional hiring processes fail to delve beyond candidates’ practiced performances. By incorporating these insightful strategies into your hiring process, you’ll be able to hire with...
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Journalist Adam Bryant writes The New York Times’ Corner Office series.

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