On This Page:
- Posting the position
- Interview Tips
- Adding a family member to your team
Posting the job
Defining your job
Be specific regarding your job description
List the position you are looking to fill and then list the key responsibilities
Michael Hyatt’s Freedom Compass is a great tool for discovering where you may need help.
Job Description Tips
Don’t make your company sound like other companies
Talk about perks
Be as specific as you can
Include pictures if you have a great office
Incentivize the right kind of person
Talk about who you don’t want
Be clear about compensation
Red Flags to Watch For:
Priorities based on convenience only (location, benefits, schedule)
Lack of general aim or purpose (ask key questions about future goals and how they prefer to be managed)
Don’t let eagerness to find a candidate cloud your judgment
What tools you can use
- Your Network
- COI, Friends & Family, Social Media, Team Members
Pros: Vetted, culture fit, low cost
Cons: Takes time to find, can become awkward if the candidate does not work out
- Web tools
- Job boards, Recruiting Software, Enterprise Tools
Pros: Aggregates candidate data, turnkey solution, keeps you organized, not a personal connection
Cons: Takes time, too many applications, costly if not managed properly
- Community Job Board
- Industry-Specific Job Board, Social & Career development
Pros: Targeted applicants, affordable flat pricing, easy job post managements
Cons: Hard to stand out, Limited audience
- Recruiting Partner
- Local Partner, Agency partner
Pros: Targeted applicants, pre-screening process, motivated partner
Cons: Expensive, requires contract negotiation, need to clarify expectations, putting all your eggs in one basket
Do not try to stumble upon a diamond in the rough. We have had great people fall in our laps or be referred by current team members but that is rare. I believe in filling the pipeline aggressively with potential hires and then weeding through them by giving homework and specific tasks, having a zoom call to see how they present, etc… It is easy to weed through a lot of applicants so don’t be scared of your email or phone ringing off the hook. The more options the better. Hire slow and fire fast.
- What have been your favorite jobs, and why?
- What motivates you to do better in your work?
- How do you grow and develop yourself?
- What would you do if you had an entire day to yourself?
- What are three things you are proud of?
- When you make mistakes at work or anywhere in life, how do you like to be corrected, coached or managed?
- Tell me about your greatest achievement at work.
- Describe the work environment in which you will most effectively be able to contribute.
- What prompted you to apply for this job? What interests you most about this position?
- What are the three most important attributes or skills that you believe you would bring to our company?
- What does personal success look like to you? How do you go about developing your professional skills and knowledge?
- What kind of compensation offer are you looking for? What benefits are you looking for?
- You are driving down a dirt road and come to a Y, you don’t remember which direction to go to get to the meeting location. What do you do?
Adding A Family Member To Your Team
This is a member hot seat about adding your spouse to your team.
Hiring a Full-Time Employee