Christopher Robin: “There now. Did I get your tail back on properly, Eeyore? “ Eeyore: “No matter. I’ll most likely lose it again anyway.” Last month, I interviewed a candidate who was world weary, tired and unhappy. This person had been out of work for a long time in an industry that is rapidly changing.
Have you ever walked by a small dust bunny on the floor and thought “I should sweep that up.” Instead, you lift the corner of the rug and shove it underneath with your toe. Later, you take time to lift up the rug and are appalled by what you find! Hiring for a vacant position
I have been asked recently by hiring managers and recruiters about my “active to passive ratio”. Active to passive ratio reflects the number of people interviewed who are currently unemployed versus employed. An active candidate is currently unemployed and actively looking for a position. A passive candidate is currently employed, relatively satisfied with their current
My passion for interviewing for A-list candidates was born from a horrible hiring mistake that I made. My first business required that I hire a manager to help run the day to day activities. I chose the wrong person and the mistake almost cost me my business. I began to search for people who could
When interviewing for various positions within your organization, the real question you are often asking is “Does this person have integrity?” The interview process between an administrative assistant and Executive Director is exactly the same. I have assisted my clients with interviewing for both positions using the same set of initial questions in order to
In every single interview process that I have ever facilitated, there is always a point where my client turns to me and says “I might hate this process.” I always warn them before we begin that at some point during the process, they will get frustrated. This usually happens when we have been working together
One of my clients has been expressing lots of frustration over her interview process. When she shared her aggravation, I listened to her concerns and responded that the search was going marvelously! She looked at me like I was nuts. I am so certain of our progress because she is learning and thriving throughout the