Passionate and Positive: Businesses need employees with positive attitudes to keep morale and productivity high, as well as to maintain a pleasant company culture. When interviewing prospective employees, pay attention to their passion for the position as well as what kind of attitude they project. If you sense this is more than a job for them and that they’re eager to contribute, you could be adding a stellar employee to your ranks.
Exceptional References: What others say counts. If a reference indicates that a candidate worked hard and learned fast, this may be a good hiring bet even if you will need to train the newcomer in some aspects of your business. If references also mention the job seeker’s can-do attitude, she or he may belong on your must-hire list.
Professionalism: A professional demeanor from the beginning to end of the hiring process is important to note. Some key areas to consider: Were cover letters properly addressed and formatted; did the candidate smile, make eye contact, and shake your hand when greeting you; was a thank-you note or email sent after the interview; and were they kind and respectful to your receptionist and other employees? These are all signs that the job seeker will bring professional behavior to your workplace.
Recruiter Vetted: Often, it can save time and money to work with a recruiter that specializes in finding the right candidate for your company. Recruiters are skilled at seeing traits that fit well with specific companies, and they also know how to vet incoming applicants for qualities that less experienced interviewers might overlook.
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