The Employer’s Dilemma: The Ultimate Driving Machine or You?
One of the better career websites,TheLadders.com, recently asked me to offer some job search advice to young professionals and I am delighted to do so; however, I hope the information is relevant to all job seekers, regardless of their level or industry. I have interviewed many job candidates, during my career, and I offer you these suggestions based on that experience. While the selection process seems like a huge mystery, it is quite simple. You, as a job seeker, need to understand the “why’s” behind the interview process and I am also offering you some “how’s” which will give you a competitive advantage. So back to that BMW………………….
Consider the average cost of selecting a new employee:
- entry level professional = slightly used BMW 128
- mid level manager = new BMW 320i
- senior executive = brand new BMW 500 – 700 series
You may be surprised at the high cost of hiring and selection. Studies show that the cost of interviewing, selection and training replacement employees costs between 30% and 80% of the employee’s annual salary.
In my last post, Why only three interview questions count, I explained why the hiring manager’s interview questions are simply designed to answer the following:
- Can you do the job?
- Will you do the job?
- Will we like to work with you?
The first two, designed to identify if job seekers have the education and experience, as well as Continue reading