Finding Strong Candidates: Red Flags
Over this series, we’ve covered a lot of the ways that candidates can tell you, “I’m not that great a candidate, really.” But there are also two more subtle ways a candidate can remove themselves from the “Strong” category.
Finding Strong Candidates: The Interview
While skills testing and background checks can give you empirical data about a candidate, the information you glean from their interview is a lot fuzzier.
Finding Strong Candidates: Reference & Background Checks
Reference checks and background checks are two separate things, but with one common goal: to find out if this person really is who they say they are.
Finding Strong Candidates: Skills
While employment history is often the focus of candidate reviews, skills are just as important—if not more so. A good resume will help a candidate get a job, but only skills will help them do the job.
Finding Strong Candidates: Unemployment
You’re bound to interview lots of candidates who have been unemployed for some time, so learning how candidates handle unemployment will tell you a lot about them.
Finding Strong Candidates: Employment History
Whether presented on a resume or an application, where a candidate has been is often used to gain the most knowledge about where they could possibly go.