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Quiz: Do you Know What to Look for in an Interviewee?

Expanding your team is an exciting time. New faces, new personalities, and new additions to elevate your company and its future. But hiring the right talent can be tricky — in fact, in can be downright impossible if you don’t know what to look and listen for.
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Expanding your team is an exciting time. New faces, new personalities, and new additions to elevate your company and its future. 

But hiring the right talent can be tricky — in fact, in can be downright impossible if you don’t know what to look and listen for. And hiring the wrong candidate could cost you — about $25,000 – $50,000, according Forbes. 

To avoid major damage control and financial loss, it’s important to be able to identify winning characteristics of potential employees who will mesh with your team, work hard for your mission, and ultimately, become invaluable to your company’s success. 

But how do you figure all this out within the hour or two of an interview? For starters, the questions you ask followed by the answers you receive are a gateway into analyzing potential employees and whether or not they should become part of your team. 

According to Mark Murphy, NY Times Bestselling author and founder of Leadership IQ, much of the information you need can be found in the details, or lack thereof, and it’s important to understand how to examine what you are given to make an educated, effective decision.

Take Murphy’s quizto find examples of smart questions to ask, as well as what types of answers are good signs and which should have you saying, “next!” (Politely, of course.) 

Learn even more about how you can become an expert interviewer during Murphy’s session at this year’s Business Xchange. Plus, gain insights and helpful advice on how you can effectively build your company and your team. Be sure to register to secure your spot. 

Madie Szrom is CEDIA's Content Marketing Manager. She can be reached at mszrom@cedia.org

This story initially appeared on the CEDIA blog. Click here to read the original post in full.

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