June 29th 2015 at 9:51pm Published by firstdownadmin

Hiring the right person is a time-consuming task. Posting jobs, sifting and sorting through resumes, conducting job interviews, and making a final hiring decision all rests on your shoulders. It’s easy to daydream about finding and hiring that ideal job candidate, but it’s often challenging to actually find that person – unless you apply the following rules to your hiring process.

  1. Understand how the candidate’s aspiration fits with the job. 
  2. Vet them appropriately. 
  3. Don’t hyperfocus on their past. 
  4. Consider evaluation strategies beyond the face-to-face interview. 
  5. Make sure candidates spend plenty of time with your team. 
  6. Pay attention to the questions they ask. 
  7. Work with them first.


You’ll be surprised what you can find out about a candidate by researching their social presence. Did you know that more than 90 percent of companies prefer to recruit through social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn LNKD +0%, and Twitter TWTR +0%? If you look at the list of Fortune 500 firms, you’ll see that 45 percent of these firms list job openings on social media.