Why, and How, to Hire for Potential Over Experience

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“When volleying between two candidates, what qualifications determine the final cut? Every hiring manager has interviewed Paul and Sam, but not every Paul and Sam has been hired for the same reason.

Meet Paul. Paul is a one of the final candidates for a marketing coordinator position at a budding tech startup. He has several years of experience and notable success working as a marketing coordinator for two big name companies.

Now meet the other finalist, Sam. Sam has less experience than Paul working on big projects for big name companies in the marketing field, but she has demonstrated passion and leadership qualities both at work and in her personal life. She’s involved in several marketing associations and has her own marketing-related blog.

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7 Interview Questions To Help You Hire Superstars

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“Whether you’re a two person startup still operating in your garage or a 500-person corporation, one thing should remain consistent: your focus on hiring superstars.

When my co-founder Eddie Machaalani and I started our commerce platform company, we made a pact to personally interview the first 100 people we hired. It was hard, but we stuck to it and spoke to every person who joined our team during that two-year period.

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How to Answer the 31 Most Common Interview Questions

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“Wouldn’t it be great if you knew exactly what a hiring manager would be asking you in your next interview?

While we unfortunately can’t read minds, we’ll give you the next best thing: a list of the 31 most commonly asked interview questions (and, of course, some expert advice on how to answer them).

While we don’t recommend having a canned response for every question (in fact, please don’t), we do recommend spending some time getting comfortable with what you might be asked, what hiring managers are really looking for in your responses, and what it takes to show that you’re the right man or woman for the job.

Consider this your interview study guide.

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