Having great references is essential if you want to land your dream job and make the ascent up the corporate ladder. While most job candidates are diligent with polishing their resume and cover letter and updating it each time they go on a job interview, many also overlook the importance of maintaining good references over the long term.
So you’re looking to hire a new team member. You (or your HR department) have screened candidates and identified the top players in the industry, and now it’s time to interview. Your mind may drift toward strategies you’ve used in the past, or what you remember from being interviewed: “What are your top 3 strengths and weaknesses” or “tell me about a time…”
Stop. There’s a better way.