5 Things to Look for in An Interview

In Show 090 – 5 Things to Look for in An Interview originally broadcast on Facebook Live on Monday 14 May 2018 we explore this interesting topic.

Show Notes

On Fast Fix Monday today we’re going into greater detail about bringing on new employees.  The most important part of that process is the job interview.  Here are the top five things you need to look for when interviewing a prospective employee

  1. Attitude

It’s so important to get a good read on their personality.  They need to work well within the team.  This isn’t always easy.  People are naturally on their best behaviour in an interview.  You need to delve a bit deeper.  Ask them about problems in their previous job and how they handled those issues.

  1.   Understanding

Does the person understand your company and what it actually does?  If they do it shows they have been doing their research.

  1. Preparation

Is the person prepared?  We have interviewed hundreds of people over the years and It’s amazing how many people aren’t prepared.  You can tell really quickly if the person has prepared or not.  If they haven’t they aren’t the right person.

  1. Soft-skills

Does the person have a set of personal skills over and above their technical abilities?  These sorts of skills will add to their usefulness to the team and are sometimes just as important as technical skills.

  1. Inquisitive

Does the person ask questions?  If they aren’t they probably aren’t interested in the job.  If they have lots of questions they have clearly done their homework.

More about this Show

We started Business Legal Lifecycle to create a simple way for you to understand complex legal terms.  Most importantly we want to help you to develop a plan to take your business successfully into the future.  There’s a startling statistic the underscores the importance of developing a solid plan.  The majority of business owners are just seven months away from losing everything.  A single aspect of your business that is not set-up correctly can shut down your whole operation very quickly.   Legal advice is not cheap and even when you can afford it there is often a divide between lawyers and their clients.  We want to close that gap once and for all.  We want to put legal knowledge and tools into your hand to prevent the worst from happening to you.

Twice a week we are going to deliver those tools right to your home or office with Business Legal Lifecycle TV.  We’ll start the week with Fast Fix Monday, a short 5-10 minute video that will tackle a single issue that businesses have to deal with.  Then on Wednesday’s our main show will feature with more fulsome discussions and interviews all delivered in a straightforward and easy to understand format.