This is a simple list of subjects we’ve discussed in our blog preparing to interview to help as a reminder. 

1. Not doing your homework 

Not doing your homework with the result that you don’t know what you are looking for. To ask insightful questions of a would be recruit, you need to know a great deal about what you are actually looking for. 

2. Not looking beyond curriculum vitae. 

The fact of the matter is that even a great CV is nothing more than a document typed by someone who wants to impress you; no matter how good it is, it’s no guarantee that the person has the skills and abilities to successfully complete your role. Your role is unique and you need to be able to figure out how this person will meet the requirements of your role by asking meaningful questions and listening attentively to the answers, as opposed to simply accepting that the CV has all the answers. 

3. Being blinkered 

Being blinkered to certain candidates such as a non-graduate, or a graduate, or a person changing career, or returning to work or indeed someone you perceive has worked for a less good company. 

4. Not accepting that talent and education come in many different forms. 

Universities simply look for good grades, but the aptitude for passing tests may not give a candidate the skills and abilities needed to add value to your company; experience at another company may just do so. 
If you’re a business looking for a recruitment agency in Northampton or Milton Keynes, contact Ascendant Recruitment today. Email [email protected] or call 01908 200270 (Milton Keynes) / 01604 439380 (Northampton). 
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