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Hiring & Being Hired

🐾 Pattern, 💡 Realization, 😺 Meme, 🔭 Tool, 📚 Article/Book

Hiring someone

🐾 Hire up! Or as Steve Jobs used to say: A players hire A players, and B players hire C players. The most important service you can do yourself, your team, and your company is to hire people who blow you away.
💡 "Culture Add" matters a lot more than "Culture Fit" - Meri Williams
💡 People who want to bring their own framework/solution are trouble: Risk of self-focus and insecurities. - Alexander Thiel
🐾 Take strategic hires out for dinner and don't talk work at all. It's the most efficient way to find out whether you'll work as a team. - Unknown executive recruiter.
💡 Best predictor for being able to recruit and retain the people you want is somebody's ability to agree with the statement "someone like me can be successful here" - Meri Williams

Being interviewed for a job

🐾 Ask "what would you add" / "what was missing in my response" after responding to factual questions. - Various interviews / Alexander Thiel
🐾 Ask whether your response answered the question. - Various interviews / Alexander Thiel
🐾 Take notes. It allows you to learn faster and it shows that you care - Various interviews / Lennart Weber
🐾 When gettting feedback after an interview or assessment center: Don't defend yourself. Their opinion is made up, your only making it worse. Take notes, ask for clarifications and smile. - Alexander Thiel
🐾 When being interviewed, ask (fitting) personal questions to destroy the wall and get on eye level. - Various interviews / Alexander Thiel
🐾 Great question to dig deeper: What is each top managers worst weakness and greatest strength? - Kari Penttilä