Updated: Jul 22, 2022
Learn the strategies to help you go beyond the regular resumes and scripted answers to hire more creative and effective members for your business.
And if you’re on the other side, looking for a job, you can get insight into what your interviewer is looking for in a candidate.
Use Some Unusuality
Unusual questions will get candidates to open up and give insights into what makes them click. Candidates will be prepared for all the usual interview questions. They will try to find smart ways to turn any negatives into positives, worried that any statement of weakness will count as a point against them.
This strategy usually fails with chief executives since it makes a candidate seem less reliable and honest. To get beyond the practiced answers, many managers have produced their own interview questions to understand better what a candidate is really like.
Push for Diversity
Hiring an innovative team starts with finding people who think creatively.
Diversity matters for a lot of reasons. A critical one is that it gives different viewpoints for innovation, problem-solving, and creativity. Diversity matters not because it makes your business look good but because it basically helps your business. With so many businesses facing separation and creating a whole new strategy rather than following old ones, you need as many different outlooks as possible to find the best solutions for your business.
Get a Second or Third Opinion
Talking to other people about a candidate can help you confirm your thoughts or prove you wrong. Even if you think you are the best character expert, always take the time to get more views because we all have blind spots. To get different outlooks on candidates, ask a number of your co-workers to meet with them. They’ll find things that nobody else notices.
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