How to know if you're hiring a hero or a victim

Posted by Bob Corlett on December 17, 2013

Every candidate has a unique story to tell, but most interview processes don’t effectively reveal it.

A properly structured interview can give you a window into how candidates think about their career. Some candidates think they are the victim of a long series of unfortunate events. Some candidates weave a heroic tale about their career, where they struggled mightily against their villainous bosses or doltish coworkers.

Sometimes the hero overcomes the obstacles, learns a lesson, and reaches a new level of self-awareness. But sometimes the heroes fail in their heroic quest, so they quit to find a new job … and then continue to find a new job every 18 months after that.

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Topics: Hiring Managers, Recruiting On Your Own