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Grow Someone Past You. The Secret to Hiring Great People - Michael Hyatt. Leaders frequently tell me they have a hard time recruiting great people to join their organizations.

The Secret to Hiring Great People - Michael Hyatt

When I ask about their hiring process, I often find one missing element: sales. Recruiting great people is similar to any kind of sales process. Your company is the product. Prospective employees are your customers. The recruiting process is not just about filtering candidates—it’s also your sales pitch. What if there were a tool to keep your goals top of mind and keep you focused on the critical next steps to accomplish them? Over the years, my team and I have found it’s much easier to attract the right people if we approach hiring as a sales campaign. In fact, we just brought aboard two highly talented players this month with this model.

Step 1: Create the Product It is much easier to close a deal if you have a great product to sell. Identify why people should want to work for your organization. Do you offer generous time off? Step 2: Build a Landing Page Step 3: Solicit Testimonials. Here are the Top Tech Companies’ Secrets to Hiring the Best People – The Cooper Review – Medium. Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google, Amazon.

Here are the Top Tech Companies’ Secrets to Hiring the Best People – The Cooper Review – Medium

These top tech companies each receive over a quadrillion resumes per year (source needed). So it’s safe to say they have a good process for choosing the best job candidates. But what is it? No, it’s not that list of popular Google interview questions you Googled on Google. In fact, their finely tuned hiring process goes way beyond rudimentary queries on algorithms and quantum physics.

If you, too, want to hire the world’s best top tech talent, try one of these secret hiring strategies. Begin phone screens 15 minutes early, 15 minutes late, or not at all To find people who are always ready for the job Anyone can answer a series of probing questions when you call them at the expected time. Make the interview schedule as confusing and unpredictable as possible To find people who don’t need instructions Make sure that neither the interviewers or interviewees have any idea what’s going to happen during the interview.

Here's Google's Secret to Hiring the Best People. “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” was the tagline for a Head & Shoulders shampoo ad campaign in the 1980s.

Here's Google's Secret to Hiring the Best People

It unfortunately encapsulates how most interviews work. There have been volumes written about how “the first five minutes” of an interview are what really matter, describing how interviewers make initial assessments and spend the rest of the interview working to confirm those assessments. If they like you, they look for reasons to like you more. If they don’t like your handshake or the awkward introduction, then the interview is essentially over because they spend the rest of the meeting looking for reasons to reject you. These small moments of observation that are then used to make bigger decisions are called “thin slices.” The problem is, these predictions from the first 10 seconds are useless.

They create a situation where an interview is spent trying to confirm what we think of someone, rather than truly assessing them. Click to Open Overlay Gallery 1. 50 Most Common Interview Questions. When it comes to the interview process, research and preparation for the interview can often times determine your chances of making it to the next step.

50 Most Common Interview Questions

One of the best ways to get ready for a job interview is to practice your responses to any and all interview questions – even the downright weird. To help you get started, Glassdoor sifted through tens of thousands of interview reviews to find out some of the most common interview questions candidates get asked during recent interviews. So, if you have a job interview lined up, practice in front of a mirror or ask a friend or family member to listen to your answers to the following questions so you’ll be ready to put your best foot forward. Most Common Interview Questions What are your strengths? In addition to questions commonly asked during a job interview, many unexpected and downright bizarre questions may also be asked.