How to Reveal a Candidate’s True potential Via Social Recruiting Tools

There are numerous candidates who talk great but still do not end up cracking the actual job. In the attempt to leave the best impression, candidates often fail to showcase their real ability. Here comes the role of recruiters who must ask questions, which could reveal the true potential of candidates, regardless of the position they have applied for: There are numerous candidates who talk great but still do not end up cracking the actual job. In the attempt to leave the best impression, candidates often fail to showcase their real ability. Here comes the role of recruiters who must ask questions, which could reveal the true potential of candidates, regardless of the position they have applied for:

Time is limited hence, asking direct and specific questions in the interview is the route to reveal the real image about the candidate. This strategy would also help you expand your interviewing skills to assess who an ideal candidate really is.

Question 1. “Tell what is the worst situation according to you and how would you handle it?

Asking this question would help the employer gauge the candidate’s potential to work under pressure or in an event of crisis.

Question 2: “Describe us a situation where you had to work off duty in order to get a project/task accomplished?”

Asking this question would help the employer to understand how enthusiastic and motivated the candidate is towards his or her work.

Question 3: “What is your reason for leaving your previous job?”

While some social recruiting tools do help employers know candidate’s reviews or statements on why did they leave their last jobs but a specific and direct question can help to unlock the direct answer right from the candidate’s end.

Question 4:  “If you were the boss in your previous job, what all would you have changed?”

Employers appreciate employees who have a positive mindset regardless of all the bad reasons associated with previous employers. This question helps to reveal what all the candidate appreciated or completely disliked about the prior employer/boss/manager. In addition, the question also demonstrates the managerial skills of the candidate, which he or she would be likely showing if hired.

Question 5: “Can you tell us about your dream job or position?”  

A candidate who really needs a job, is usually always willing to give his best in the job gets. Asking this question specifically can help employers have an idea about what the candidate really hopes from the open position. An ideal candidate would not give the title of a job but a place where the candidate would put forth his skills, experience and abilities.

LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook- presently smart candidates do not skip even a single platform in showcasing their professional data. So, utilizing social recruiting tools is a great way to encounter candidates who are well versed with social media as if they are, it is most likely that they are efficient in communicating their ideas to the world by writing or verbally, which is an important parameter for hiring.

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