How to Identify Superstar Job Applicants

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  • "It's just the impression I get from their interview!"

Why does that suck?

  • Some people = great at interviews
  • Others = not so great

What You'll Get in Interviews

In this crazy ^@$^@%@%^@ world, you'll find plenty of those who can embellish the heck out of what they've done.

Then on the other side, you'll find those who are a little more freakishly humble, understated, and just do great work without a hint of boastfulness.

The latter folks are usually the hidden gems that will productively kick you ass.

The downside? They'll probably suck at interviews.

So how do you identify potential greatness?

Seek Accomplishment in Numbers

A demonstrated history of success = good.

  • Can Joe X list his accomplishments for you in numbers? (e.g. ^ sold, ^ revenues generated, ^ products built per day, etc.)

Try this:

  1. Go through each job on the resume.
  2. Have him/her list his accomplishments quantitatively.
  3. The stronger the list, the better.

Then, just to make sure they're not BSing you, check references.

Kabamdeezy.

You just might have your next superstar.

Seek previous quantitative accomplishments.

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Posted on September 16

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