How to Identify a True Superstar

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As an HR professional, you probably have a set of favorite questions that you always ask candidates, but what is the one question

that really isn't a question used to identify a true superstar for your company? When looking for candidates, you want competitive personalities, so when you are in the interview, take a step back and say: "It sounds like you have the right degree, the right background, and the right skills, but in our company every employee has those qualities. The problem is, I just don't see that extra something in you that all of our people have. I'm sorry, but I just don't think this is the right fit for you." Giving the candidate a few minutes to process this comment will cause one of two responses. The candidate could fold and say: “I'm sorry you feel that way, but thanks for the interview.” On the other hand, the candidate that you really want, will not fold. Instead, they will say: "I think you're wrong. I'm here for a reason. Here's what you're not seeing." They will not give up and as a superstar, they will rise to the challenge. Qualified candidates can do the job when life is good. Superstar candidates can do the job when everything collapses around them because they have the hunger and the drive and the competitive spirit to not just compete...but to win. Next time, try this when you are not sure about a candidate, they may surprise you! To view the original article, click here.  

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