Archive For July, 2017

Initial interview suggestions for the shy, introverted, and technical Sales Engineer or Professional Services candidate

Companies that hire professionals with CUSTOMER FACING responsibilities often look for candidates with warm, positive, energetic, and welcoming personalities. The first phone interview is a crucial gate for the candidate to pass before being further considered. This can be punishing for the more introverted, shy, or technical candidate because their sincerity, value, and integrity may be … Continue Reading

Question: “Why was the candidate rejected?” Answer: “Because his motivation did not include any excitement about US”

Xtra Effort recently had a few different clients reject qualified candidates because the candidates did not include any enthusiasm for the employer.

The client hiring manager or internal recruiter would ask the candidate, “What is motivating you to want to speak to us today?”  The candidates would then talk about escaping an unfavorable status with their current … Continue Reading