Have you ever interviewed a candidate and thought you sucked? Meaning, this hour you spent with them did not help you decide if they were a fit or not

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2022-09-21 10:00:05

Have you ever interviewed a candidate and thought you sucked? Meaning, this hour you spent with them did not help you decide if they were a fit or not. 

You even still have in mind this story of the person that was once hired, and who was completely useless. And yet sailed through the hiring process with honors.

You filled the space with typical questions, to which the candidate had perfectly manicured answers. You felt trapped in a cycle of tasteless professional dates.

However, you did not know how else to proceed. Just as you would binge swipe on Tinder, even if you would aspire to ‘something else’.

I’ve conducted hundreds of interviews. Both the candidates and I lost lots of time. I am truly sorry for this. Because this collective time loss could definitely have been avoided. 

We all agree that CVs don’t say much. To me, ‘why would you be a good fit for this position?’-like, are exactly the same, it’s just face-to-face, so you mainly get to assess verbal skills :) 

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