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Interviewing Mistakes By Hiring Managers | No BS Hiring Advice


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses two types of interviewing mistakes too many managers make.

Summary

I'm back with more no BS hiring advice to help you as an HR professional, hiring manager or small to mid-sized business owner be more effective with your hiring process. Now, one of the most . . . It's actually a combo mistake . . . There's parallel mistakes that you as an interviewer may make . . . And you'll understand what I mean in a second . . . One mistake that you tend to make is your questions aren't insightful enough and often that's because you're not as well prepared to evaluate and assess what you need. You know, I can say to yourself. "I need such and such," but you haven't figured out how to evaluate for that as of yet and, as a result, the questions you tend to ask are superficial. Thus, you don't get enough information from the person you're interviewing to really make sense for yourself. As a result, and you'll see now how a piggybacks, as a result of not asking deep enough questions, what often happens is you start to talk about yourself. On one of my job hunter videos, I point out that the more you talk-- meaning you-- the more you like them because you're talking about yourself .You have this emotional transference as they say in psychoanalytic terminology to the candidate because you're talking about a pleasant subject for yourself. Your job is to evaluate and assess and determine whether this person's qualified. Fit. I'm not as big a fan of because most of you aren't equipped to evaluate fit other than you like this person and you think so and so in the Department's going to like them ,too. Even if you bring so and so over for the interview, they don't know how to interview any better than you do .Sometimes even worse! So, the result winds up being you wind up that having these mishires that are very costly. Again, get into details with people about what they've done, how they went about doing it and, if there are objective measures of qualifications, ask lots of questions and/or, for less experienced people, giving them written tests that will allow you to scope out whether they have the knowledge that's involved. Not doing that has you contributing to the statistics about more than half of all hiring managers regret hires that they've made.

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years.

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He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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Hiring: Stupid Hiring Mistakes: Talking Too Much | No BS Hiring Advice


In this video, I speak about a mistake hiring managers make too often–talking too much and what you should be doing instead.

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for what more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1100 episodes, “Job Search Radio,” “and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Connect with me on LinkedIn. Then message me to schedule an initial complimentary session.

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

If you have questions for me, call me through the Magnifi app for iOS (video) or PrestoExperts.com (phone)

Jeff’s Kindle book, “You Can Fix Stupid: No BS Hiring Advice,” is available on Amazon.

JobSearchCoachingHQ.com offers great advice for job hunters—videos, my books and guides to job hunting, podcasts, articles, PLUS a community for you to ask questions of PLUS the ability to ask me questions where I function as your ally with no conflict of interest answering your questions.  

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

 

 

Stupid Hiring Mistake #1: Talking Too Much

 

In this video, I speak about a mistake hiring managers make too often–talking too much and what you should be doing instead.

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us

Stupid Hiring Mistake #1: You Talk Too Much

 

In this video, I speak about a mistake hiring managers make too often–talking too much and what you should be doing instead.

———————————————————————————————————

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.

Follow him at The Big Game Hunter, Inc. on LinkedIn for more articles, videos and podcasts than what are offered here and jobs he is recruiting for.

Visit www.TheBigGameHunter.us. There’s a lot more advice there.

Email me if your firm is trying to hire someone.

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Pay what you want for my books about job search

Subscribe to TheBigGameHunterTV on YouTube for advice about job hunting and hiring. Like videos, share and comment.

Trying to hire someone? Email me at JeffAltman@TheBigGameHunter.us