Taking talent acquisition beyond human imagination 2

Taking talent acquisition beyond human imagination  2


Does he look happy or congested?

Does he ask for permission to sit?

How does he sit nervously or gently?

Was he able to tell us what he observed in the company by asking questions?

How is he sitting slouching or erect?

How did he answer the question  straight forward to the answer or merry-go-round answers? (Interlude:Ability to summarize his answers  in few minutes)

Did he ask good questions about the organisation and not boohoo questions?

Did he have a fixed gaze/eye contact on me during the interview?

(Interlude: showing confidence)

Did he make any comment/providing  ideas  to help the organization?

Does he easily gets angry or a leer look to  question like ‘tell us about your weakness’?

Is he talking with full energy  and liveliness when I ask him to talk about his past achievement?

Is he having full concentration and not distracted may be looking at phone or here and there,picking phone calls or reading text?

Does he talk with live or with mood during the interview?

What are the list of hobbies he has(counting 6 to 10 means he must got something(abilities) to offer to the organization)?

How does he outline answers to questions systematically or precept by precept?(Talking about the problem he encountered the strategy and the metric result he achieved(Interlude:It shows personal organization)

How does he compose his words,is it short and understandable?

Does he have the ablity to get my tough  question once and understand?

Does he interpret my tough questions in seconds without asking further explanation?

Does he gesticulate matching his words when answering tough question?

Funnily,does he ask for a  glass of water?( which showing  confidence)


1.Tell me about yourself.

A  said  ‘What are those things you are looking for in this job,smart question to me. B begins to to  tell me his skills and abilities I want to hear ,because he pays  attention to the advert information and he know the interviewer before hand…I would hire  B because he has shown interest in the company.

2.He must be  able to outline his most outstanding performance pertaining to the job he wants in the organization not that he wants to be in R&D and he’s telling me  his sale approach performance.He cant just tell me  any achievement(Interlude:To ascertain independent  skills)ability to get along when other are failing.

3.Problem solving skills questions at the table, I should ask pertaining to the job area/role to be performed in organization and how long it takes him,I want to hear how he analyses  to arrive to the final result

4.Decision taking skills question at the table, I would ask pertaining to the role he’s expected to perform in the organisation,how long does it take him to make such impromptu decision at the table and how he was able to analyse his way to the final decision. I want to hear it systematically,line on line, precept by precept

5.Has he ever work in a  team before to ascertain his dependency sense,ability to get along with others,flexibility , teachability and unionism to  achieve the goals of the organization.

6.Maturity and emotional test:has he ever  experience a bad incidence before(outlining his answer systematically-shows he’s organized),how does he cope,how did he get out of the emotion.Has he ever seen a situation when his emotion override his thinking ,walk me through it and vice versa(Interlude:Maturity at work is an edge)

7.Leadership role:Has he being a leader before,was he able to develop his team/member,what complex situation was he able to walk through with his team(I wanna hear the situation encountered,the team strategic led,the metric result)

Interlude:Ability to work alone,work with others,lead people is one of the all round measure of talents

8.How often does he gets feedback/comment  about his relationship and impart on people of past work and achievements.

9.Any relevant endorsement/reference from those he influenced  and neccesarily work with before

10.Tell me that single thing you are overwhelmed  about (interlude:it must be relevant to the job he’s going to be hired for and to know his strength,abilities ,skills and talent further)

Next is what I would like to see after the interview.

Taking talent acquisition beyond human imagination.

Owoeye Akinolaoluwa.

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