Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Poetry at Work: The Poetry of the Interview

I was part of an interview team, talking individually with four candidates for a communication research job. Human Resources had provided us with a set of “behavioral interview” questions, which meant we would be asking things like “What’s the biggest failure you’ve ever experienced?” and “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?”

We followed the HR guidelines, but I asked one additional question, and it turned out to be the differentiator.

“What do you think of our web site?”

Three of the four gushed about how wonderful it was. The fourth said it was rather boring and uninteresting.

Guess which candidate we hired?

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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