• Tatiana O'Hara

3 Steps to Attract your Dream Hire

I know y'all are out here stressed about hiring. Shoot, I get stressed sometimes too.

There's a lot that goes into hiring someone into your business. This person will take on responsibility in the company YOU created. Those are not easy shoes to fill, but it absolutely is possible. Because of this, you want to be sure that the person you're bringing in will be a good fit. But how do we guarantee that they are? I know all of your trust in hiring others may be on the line lol.

Don't worry, I got you covered.

Here are 3 tips I've learned from experience for attracting your dream hire:

1️. Create a job description that's actually readable - Think of the job posting as a sales page. You want to attract your ideal candidates and show off your values.

Don't just copy and paste a generic job description you googled and think you'll get this amazing person to come work with you. This is where you show personality and set the tone for what they can expect working with you.

You want to sell the aspects of your business that make you different and stand out. This will grab the attention of people who you'd want to work with and showcase you and your company.

2️. Ask questions that matter - What values does your company have and how important is it that candidates share those same values? I value autonomy in my business. And on interviews, I ask candidates a series of situational questions that allow them to demonstrate how autonomous they've been in past roles.

You want to be clear with expectations upfront so candidates understand exactly what to expect, and in turn, what you expect from them. Don't be afraid to dive deep and ask them situational questions about the role they would be filling.

You want to get the best understanding of what they are capable and if their strengths match what you are looking for.

3️. Have a test project - This can be something simple, but create a sample task for candidates to complete as your process. This way again, they can see what it would be like to work with you and you would be able to see if the work meets your needs.

This step goes above and beyond number 2. Yes, it's important to get a gauge of what your candidates feel confident in, but it helps us out so much more to physically see what they are capable of.

From here you can decide if their work would be a good fit for your company and the role. Minor issues with their test projects can be easily tweaked to fit your needs, but if they have completely missed the mark, you had the opportunity of catching before you make the hire.

This will help you avoid any misleading candidates or any creative differences that may arise in the future after you've already made an offer or even trained your new hire.

There is SO much more to it than just these few tips, but this will help you get started. These tips will help you appeal to the right applicants and be able to test their abilities before you commit to the investment that comes with hiring.

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