How to spot a great candidate

(Inc) While most candidates ask questions to look smart, Great candidates ask questions because they’re evaluating you, your company–and whether they really want to work for you.

 

The bulls eye questions top candidates ask:

 

What do you expect me to accomplish in the first 60 to 90 days?

 

They are the ones who want to want to make a difference–right away. They don’t want to spend weeks or months “getting to know the organization.”

 

What are the common attributes of your top performers?

 

Great candidates also want to be great long-term employees. Every organization is different, and so are the key qualities of top performers in those organizations.

 

Great candidates want to know if they can fit in and be a top performer.

 

What are a few things that really drive results for the company?

 

Employees are investments, and every employee should generate a positive return on his or her salary. They want to know what works to solve problems and helping the company succeed.

 

What do employees do in their spare time?

 

Great candidates usually have other job options. They want to know if they will have good colleagues and can fit in the organisation. After all happy employees are better employees.

 

How do you plan to deal with…?

 

Great candidates hope for growth and advancement. They want to know what you plan to do in case of a major challenge: technological changes, competitors entering the market, shifting economic trends and how they will fit into those plans.

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