What Recruiters Look for in Hiring a Manager?!

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Rocco Sannelli, on the trials and travails of preparing the witness and the judge for a successful hire!

“While hiring managers are not psychologists or behavioral experts and may not have training in interview skills, they do know better than anyone else in the organization what the key challenges of the open position are. They know the team, the market, and have a clear idea of what a good candidate should be like to ace the interview and get the job.”
“It’s all about demonstrating that proof of an expected investment for the company because nobody wants the disastrous effects of a bad hire: a loss in productivity, plus the waste of time and money involved in hiring that employee and the associated training costs.”

Read the rest over at Entrepreneur

7 Tips for Working With People Who Are Smarter Than You

einsteinpan_33911A bang-on read from Jessica Stillman, on the triumphs and struggles associated with hiring the smartest employees that you can get your hands on.

  • Fly your own flag and be confident enough of your tune, to toot your own horn
  • Ask, ask, ask questions – chances are good they know the answer
  • Set the pace (pssst… one that you are comfortable with)
  • Keep perspective – working with the alternative is considerably less enticing
  • Accept the things you cannot change, have the courage to change the things you can and the wisdom to know the difference
  • Become immersed with your peers – look at/listen to/read everything you can get your hands on to better identify with their headspace
  • Don’t compete – contemplate

Read the complete story over at Inc.