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Hiring for Talent

You should be hiring for talent rather than skill. A skill is the ability to do a particular task, but talent is the ability to learn new skills and improve on the existing ones. If you are hiring for talent, you should be asking these questions:

  • What was the last new thing you learned, and how have you applied it?
  • Tell me about a situation where you did not know what to do. What action did you take, and why?
  • What more would you like to learn about your job?
  • In your last job, how long did it take you to feel like an expert?
  • If we hire you, what are you going to do to get yourself up to speed?


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