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What are some clues that hiring managers, employers, and organisations should look out for during the hiring process? Thankfully, BGC Group provides some answers to this age old question to help you identify an exceptional candidate.
According to a LinkedIn article, one major clue of a talented candidate lies in their resume itself. Other than skills (i.e. niche or relevant), employers should look out for clues that indicate a candidate’s aptitude and rapid learning abilities. Employers should also observe details such as promotions, company sponsored training opportunities, or even job title changes.
Still unsure of what to look out for in a candidate? Some hiring professionals recommend testing your candidates out with real-life inspired scenarios. That way, you’ll be able to better assess your interviewee’s skills.
Look out for signs of recognition that your candidate has received throughout their years. Formal recognition can vary from bonuses and appraisal letters, to awards and prizes received during a company event. If you can’t find these on the interviewee’s resume or LinkedIn profile, try asking them during the interview.
Needless to say, the best employees work great with others. Teamwork is an essential skill as most jobs require some level of collaboration, managing, or even supervising others. Try finding out if your candidate is good with teamwork when chatting with their references.
Other qualities and skills to lookout for when interviewing your candidate’s references include:
Glassdoor, on the other hand, believes that the secret to finding an exceptional hire lies in the job interview. They believe that some good signs to look out for during an interview include:
Article adapted from local recruitment agency, BGC Group’s blog.