Today, it’s going to be a quick read, yet with some super valuable insights for you. So, here we go!

When it comes to hiring amazing people for your team, I’ve often said to people: “Don’t just take my word for it”, so just like I have done for my book, in this article today, I love to recommend to you a few really good (in my subjective opinion) interviews/discussions on this exact topic. Some are from the so-called “experts” and others from lesser known but yet very successful people.

Ready?

 

Powerful podcast interviews

 

To begin with, if you like podcasts and you are interested in the one’s that are specifically about hiring and recruiting, after listening to this particular episode you might be interested to subscribe (if you aren’t already):

 

#1: “Geoff Teehan (sharing his thoughts on hiring with your gut)”

Who: Cameron Moll (Host of Hired.fm) is interviewing Geoff Teehan (Co-Founder of Teehan+Lax), some powerful stuff in this one!

Duration: 30 minutes

Link: Click here to listen

 

#2: “How to Conduct a Great Job Interview

Who: Steli Efti (CEO at Close.io) and Hiten Shah (CrazyEgg and KISSmetrics) sharing their advice on finding out quickly whether the interviewee is the right match.

Duration: approx. 22 minutes

Link: Click here to hear their advice

 

#3: “How to avoid hiring disasters with Zion Ong”

Who: John Lee Dumas from EON talking to Zion Ong (Founder of Alyka) who is sharing his sometimes not so successful recruiting experience (and how he handled it successfully).

Duration: 30 minutes

Link: Click here to listen

 

Key articles filled with hiring nuggets

 

For those of you who prefer to read, here are two articles with the same title, yet so much complimentary wisdom in both of them:

 

#4: “How to hire”

Who: Sam Altman (YCombinator) is on a role in this one 🙂

Duration: approx. 7 minutes read

Link: Click to read the article on his blog

 

#5: “How to hire”

Who: Henry Ward (CEO at eShares) is sharing a talk he’s given, I love how he is hiring to grow a wonderful company culture!

Duration: approx. 11 minutes read

Link: Click here to read the article on Medium

 

 

A super insight from Elon Musk

 

If you are more into concise advice from a truely experienced entrepreneur:

 

#6: “Elon Musk’s Rule About Job Interviews”

Who: Elon Musk (CEO of Tesla Motors, Space X) is sharing one key point we should all address!

Duration: just over 1 minute

 

 

 

Looking for (new) interview questions?

 

To finish off with, I want to share with you a list of different interview questions for your next encounter with a potential future employee. Some of these questions could be called “rather standard” (yet super powerful) and there are also some pretty unconventional questions. Feel free to give some of them a try:

 

 

 

Your Turn

What are your favorite interviews on hiring? Do you have a preferred question you find yourself asking in each interview?

Please share in the comments below, I’d love to know!

 

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