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7 Steps to Make Sure you Hire the Right Person

By Mckenna Gustafson, blog writer at TOP CFOS
Amazing employees are like the perfect pair of running shoes:

They fit comfortably, help you get where you want to go, and make you more efficient. Not every pair of running shoes will be the perfect fit for each foot, and likewise, not every job candidate will be the right person for the job.  There are plenty of good, qualified candidates out there, but how can you know which one will be the best fit for your company?

Here are a few tips that can help you ensure that you hire the right person.
  1. Post in the right places. High-quality people come from high-quality places, but they also come from unexpected places. Make sure you’re spreading the word about an amazing opportunity by posting in the right places. A great guide to internet job posting sites can be found here.
  2. Make your job description specific. You will attract the right kind of people if you know exactly what kind of person you are looking for.
  3. Ask the right questions in the interview.  Really get to know the candidate. For a list of great job interview questions, check out this list we love by Hubspot
  4. Focus on soft skills. A person may have all of the experience and educational requirements, but if they can’t communicate and be a pleasant person to be around, it would probably be best to show them the door.
  5. Fit their personality with your work culture. Each office has its own unique personality. Make sure you understand what the culture of your office is like and look for candidates that will fit in well with the culture.
  6. Check social media. The candidate may look great in person, but make sure that their Facebook and Instagram profiles are consistent with the clean, professional appearance they show in the interview.
  7. Be interviewed. Allow candidates some time to ask you questions. Find out what they want to know and you’ll be able to gauge their interest in the position and the company.

Armed with these simple tips, you’ll be able to go out and pick the perfect candidate for your position. Good luck!