As good as the CV and resume may spell, or even the positive gut feel you have about a potential hire, let’s look at some clear signs of an excellent talent you should hire for your team.
And I’m not going to talk about the common ones like being punctual, zero grammatical mistakes on resume or job-hopping. Those are signs you already know. I want to be able to add real value to you in this email, and help you when you’re screening the next batch of potential candidates.
#1. Researches about company and gives a good pitch
A good candidate will not only research about the company he’s applying a job for, but will also prepare ideas on how he can contribute to his future department and the company in total. This shows initiative and productiveness, and also business-savviness and the ability to connect “the dots”.
#2. Ability to recognise the strengths of others
When asked about a previous project the candidate handled in her past experience, if she’s able to highlight the team effort and dynamics, it shows she is aware of her strengths and shortcomings, and is willing to work with others to complement her weaknesses.
#3. Gave credit to others when it’s due
A follow-up from the signal above, her ability to acknowledge the contribution of others shows that she’s not egoistic about the achievements of others.
#4. Growth mindset
If he is able to quote from mentors, books, seminars, podcast or any personal growth material, or better yet, brings a book along during the wait for the interview, is a great sign that the candidate emphasises on personal development. Watch out for trainings listed in his resume and asked if it was a company-sponsored participant, or an investment he consciously chose to make.
#5. Bother to follow-up
Finally, a good candidate will drop you and email to thank you for the time, and also ask for feedback. This shows that she’s keen on the job and is willing to go the extra mile to achieve her goals.
And there you have it – five things to look out for the next time you have a candidate lined up for hiring.
But you know what would make the process a lot easier? Curate a better quality of candidates, and more of them, using the powers of social media. Yes, I’m talking about tapping on Digital Recruitment Strategies to help you build a better pool of talents to pick from.
And instead of solely relying on job sites, newspaper ads and recruiters to help you in your recruitment, why not do it on your own? Now, if you think you don’t have the proper tool set to get the job done, that’s why we have created the Digital Recruitment Masterclass.
Here’s what you will learn in this power-packed one day program:
* Discover strategies to use social media and reach out to your right candidates
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Click here for the full program brochure.
Date: Friday, 25th January 2019
Time: 9.30am to 5pm
Venue: Talentbank Career Discovery Centre, Sunway Geo Avenue (Opposite Sunway Medical)
The normal price for the program is RM980, but since it’s the holiday season, you get to come for only RM480!
Thinking of coming in a team? Group pricing available for 3 pax or more, best part is, the program fee is also HRDF Claimable.
Registration is super easy. Just reply to this email, and we’ll get the ball rolling.
Looking forward to see you at the Digital Recruitment Masterclass.