So, you think you’ve found a rock-star candidate who’ll be a great fit for your company. Before making the job offer, be sure to do a reference check. Checking out a candidate’s references is a quick but highly effective way to gauge how a candidate will perform once hired. In addition, the reference can provide you with an in-depth look into the candidate’s professional values.
Asking these questions will ensure you are getting the most out of this cost-effective screening tool:
What did the candidates average workday look like?
A great team culture, career advancement and quality of leadership. These are a few things managers argue over that employees value most about a job. One thing is certain —losing a top-performing employee, no matter what their position, can cost a company a pretty penny. Scrambling to fill the position can result in disorganization and a loss of valuable company resources, so it is important for companies to take their employees’ satisfaction seriously.
Social media allows for a wide range of personal and professional connections, and naturally employers are utilizing these sites as a way to determine who you are and what you bring to the table. More often than not, people feel more liberated behind the keypad than they do in person, so they tend to post content in a casual manner. Social media was designed to build an online presence as insight to your character, so when employers are looking to hire, they will take to Twitter, Facebook and the like to ensure your values and attitude align with company values.
Congrats! You put together a great resume, got the attention of the hiring manager and landed an interview. That’s great news, but don’t stop there! If you really want to land that job, you need to do your homework and prepare for your interview. That preparation should include learning more about the company, preparing talking points and an elevator speech, and doing some research on who will be conducting your interview.