Hiring Tips: Going Beyond the Resume
Posted on: February 16, 2017 by Signature Insurance Group
A comprehensive and detailed resume is a necessity for candidates to map out their professional achievements. However, as promising as their resume might be, it’s not the only piece of information you need to make an informed hiring decision. In this article, we will explore how you can evaluate a potential candidate apart from just the resume. However, before moving forward, ensure your hiring practices are protected with an OC EPLI policy.
RealStreet Staffing recommends incorporating behavior related questions into the interview. For example, rather than asking a general question about how they handle stress, give a specific example and ask how they would resolve it. This will give you a better grasp on their personality, where they excel, and how they handle unexpected challenges.
Next, use the references they provide to your advantage. Ask about work ethic, habits, and character. Their former employers know a lot about the individual, so take this into account and use it to your benefit instead of verifying employment dates.
Lastly, scope out their social media accounts. Almost everyone has some sort of social media presence, and checking them out to see what kind of pictures and content they post can give you plenty of insight into their character. This is also a great way to determine if they are the right fit for the job and the company.
With these considerations, you can go deeper with your candidates rather than just scratch the surface to determine if they are a true match. Remember, while resumes tell a lot about the person’s professional accomplishments and accolades, it’s impossible to get a better grasp on who they are from a piece of paper.
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