Recruiting can be costly to businesses; Blue Moose share their four key things they look for during the interviewing phase.
People are the core of our success state Blue Moose, so it’s crucial we can attract and select the right people. Recruitment drives can be costly in both time and revenue so for SME’s is essential to get it right the first time. It is vital to research the right job board for the given industry first, ensuring the pool of candidates matches the desired strengths. Once the applications start flowing in its time to shortlist and interview.
Blue Moose reveal the top 4 things they look for during interview:
- Mission and values alignment. During the meeting, it is vital to ensure that both company and candidate mission and values match up. This inner drive proves essential in the face of obstacles and means that unsupervised projects will follow the companies brand easily. Develop carefully placed questions to identify where their internal values lie and question their career goals.
- A problem-solving mindset. An excellent candidate can assess changing scenarios and look for solutions. Working under pressure is a vital part of our line of work, and for anyone to be successful, this should be a key attribute for any growing firm. Use hypothetical scenarios to identify candidates possessing good problem-solving skills.
- A clear vision of how they fit in – A keen candidate can visualise where they fit in the company, they will have done their research. It is important regardless of the position to consider leadership styles. Growing firms can benefit from the internal promotion process, and the modern jobseeker will be excited by progression opportunities. Address how confident they are about projected growth targets, and this will be an indicator of their perception of the business.
- Strong communication skills – Sales is effective communication. Can the candidate express their needs within an employer, can they answer all questions honestly? Can you identify genuineness in their responses? Interviews for most are stressful, so anyone who communicates well will be able to demonstrate a high Emotional Intelligence within the role.
Blue Moose believe an interview is an excellent opportunity to find out how well matched each person is for available jobs. Use the time wisely and ensure a precise evaluation is made of each attendee so that recapping at the end of the day can be done effectively.