How to assess The Currently Employed Job Seeker

The interview process is one that is often met with dread from both sides of the table. Recruiters and employers alike; worry about finding the right candidate. Job seekers worry about performing well. Many a time, the stress of performing well leads a job seeker to embellish the truth in interviews. Bad habits are disguised and not revealed to the interviewer for obvious reasons. Job Mail has included a few points on how recruiters can ask the RIGHT questions to find out about their present status and their ability based on their current work performance.

  1. Pose questions that are related to what responsibility the candidate is given. If he/she states they are responsible in a management capacity for things, then they should not have a problem with the interviewer probing.
  2. Does the candidate talk positively about the company? Remember some negativity is allowed, hence why the candidate is looking for another job; but also remember that company being spoken about could be you.
  3. Ask the candidate if they work overtime at their present company; and what they expect from the company when working overtime. This is will allow the recruiter to get a glimpse into the candidates’ contribution level to their current company.
  4. Remember it’s ok to ask one direct question about the candidates’ present company. A short but relevant question is “What don’t you like about xyz Company?” Judging from the answer; once can ascertain what type of employee you are interviewing. If the candidate is very negative and restricts him/herself to one-side thinking, then chances are they are not a good option for the company.

We hope that these tools and tips contribute to successful seeking and hiring. Please feel free to comment further if you have more tips and tools to contribute to productive hiring. Be sure to read Filtering for Relevancy to help find candidates that are more suited to what you are looking for.

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Henno Kruger

Digital Marketing Channel Co-ordinator / Blogger at Job Mail

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