Posted by: mpashle1 | March 28, 2015

First impressions last

I’m hiring so I spent the day interviewing candidates. It was very much Groundhog Day, asking the same questions and invariably, getting the same answers.

What mostly set the applicants apart, wasn’t what they particularly said, but what the didn’t say!

You can read this two ways. The better candidate was whomever didn’t answer the question wrong or who didn’t use a business faux pas, such as using the term “subordinate” rather than “employee” or “coworker”.

Or rather those who excelled non-verbally. Those who were smartly dressed and cleanly shaven. Those who aren’t distracted by their phones or outside influences.

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