The Best Candidate I Ever Interviewed. What I learned from conducting over 100 interviews.
In today’s episode we’ll answer a question from Claire in Ottawa who asks: Hey Ross, I’m interested to hear about the best candidate you’ve ever interviewed for a job and what made them so great? What can I learn from their success?
To summarize and reiterate, this candidate immediately showed up with energy, charisma, a firm handshake, and a smile. They started sending positive vibes from the get-go. They then took this a step further and showed how organized they were. They were impressive with the tailored content that they had for the job specifically that I was hiring for and weren't just saying, “I'm a person interested in any job you can offer me.” I'm interested and here are specific reasons why you should hire me. Here are reasons why my experience relates to the job that you're trying to hire for. That makes it easier for me the recruiter.
When I'm spending all day talking to candidates and trying to make quick decisions on whether or not each candidate is somebody that could be a potential for an interview in a few days. The candidate was engaging in relatable. If I think about people that I want on my team, I want somebody who takes initiative, who does things without being asked to, and somebody who goes above and beyond. This candidate did just that before they ever spoke to me. They left me feeling like I wanted them working on my team and that is something you should be shooting for as well at a hiring fair or when you go to an interview.