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Candid Candidate

Organizations are Rethinking How They Size up Applicants; Here's How to be Ready for the New Interview Norm

Not long ago, job interviews were fairly predictable processes.If a candidate's CV or résumé seemed like a fit for an open project management position, the prospect could likely expect an in-person interview in a familiar setting where an interviewer would ask questions like, "What's your greatest weakness?" and, "Do you enjoy risk management?" The candidate would then respond with familiar replies such as, "I am far too much of a perfectionist" and, "I could talk risk register for days." But canned responses to canned questions are no longer the norm. Many companies are using psychometric people-skills tests or job auditions to get better insights into a potential hire's qualifications.
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