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Recognize Common Interview Evaluation Mistakes

Recognize Common Interview Evaluation Mistakes

 

As an interviewer, have you been tainted by employees that were hired based on a one hour interview?  Did you give the new prospect the no benefit because you were focusing in a narrow swim lane? It’s understand that you have worked hard to add structure to the interviewing process. The evaluation process is still can be subjective based on a number of reasons. You can combat subjectivity by understanding the following: 

  • Subject matter experts tend to give too much weight to the understanding of techy or jargon of your business

 

  • Concentrating only on one or two key strengths and not considering the big picture eval_performance_review

 

  • Mesmerized with development or experience, or slightly uninspired by youth and immaturity

 

  • Guessing that a reserved or calm character for lack of enthusiasm

 

  • Misidentifying the person’s capability to interview well as a lack of competence based on the person’s inability to talk freely  

 

  • Identifying friendship based on age, experience, and like-minded people think alike.

 

  • Graduates of trade schools or certain colleges institutions or employees of certain organizations are automatically better qualified

 

  • Personal style or dialect based on personal biases are used to influence your assessment

 

  • Failing to value the passion that a person has to do a great job

 

  • Feeling as though military veterans should always have preference for positions

The key to not fall into these planted minefields is to have multiple people interview. If you can’t have multiple people just have one other person. If you are feeling patriotic, the day of the interview the other person can set you straight with a difference of opinion. Managers need support when making a decision on bringing a new staff member on board. A good understanding of what you need at the time is the key. You don’t want to have to interview again for the same position.

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Top Reasons Failing Will Help You Succeed

Top Reasons Failing Will Help You Succeed

 

Who hasn’t failed at relationships, jobs, or making money as a business owner. When failure arrives it’s always emotionally draining. It doesn’t matter what the situation is, the feeling of defeat has arrived. The truth is failure happens to everyone. What separates those who fail and keep trying versus those people who fail and quit. To succeed you must learn from mistakes and mishaps the can arrive just like bad weather.

If you are feeling like every two steps, you take leads to one-step backwards, and then follow along for key information to help you understand some simple thoughts behind failure. Here are 3 reasons why failure is the key to success.

Failure Strengthens Character

 Think about a boxer or any sports athlete, training to grow and learning to win. A boxer has to take his lumps before he can success and failurebecome a champion. For a mixed martial arts competitor it can require quite a few “Tap-Outs” to get to the top of the game just to make a few bucks. You could be the new business owner starting from day one building your empire step by step. If you look at the events leading up to any substantial victory, you’ll often realize failure as the biggest motivator for a comeback. So, you need to constantly prepare yourself and learn from unsuccessful attempts? You are now building on your character.

Success is created step by step if you have the patience and endurance. Failure is your character builder.

Failure is the risk of Forward Progress

 Nobody’s perfect so failing is the result of sailing into uncharted waters. Look at Columbus, who knew the world was round and you wouldn’t fall off the edge. Columbus took the risk and was successful many times. Through the good times were some failures such as sailing to the wrong location. There are many great men and women who failed and failed again. Think of Thomas Edison and Benjamin Franklin. How many times did they fail and continued to push ahead.

Failure as a Tool for New Growth

The answer to your question is “Yes”, failure can be used as a tool for success. To move forward again you must ask yourself some honest questions such as:

  • How did the failure happen?

 

  • What was the impact?

 

  • How can I prevent this setback from happening again?

 

  • How much of the situation was in my control?

 

  • Can I find a mentor to provide guidance?

 

Document exactly what happened. Create an action plan explaining what you will do to get around this detour. Analyze your answers carefully, and definitely let someone else review your action plan for thoroughness and implement the plan. Think about it, failure is an opportunity to smooth out the potholes of life.

Success takes determination, expertise, and resilience. Learn to mitigate your failures quickly by adding a mentor to your life. Ask an expert, someone who has already been where you want to go. Through failure, you will learn what not do in certain situations. Embrace your failures because they will only make you stronger.

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