Jordan Burton

Posts by Jordan Burton

  • 5 Tips for Keeping Interviews on Track When Candidates Are Very Talkative

    June 24, 2019

    One of the most frequent pain points I hear from hiring managers and interviewers involves dealing with candidates who, frankly, talk too much. It may sound trivial, but this is a widespread problem that can significantly impact your ability to assess candidates effectively. Imagine yourself sitting across the table from an otherwise compelling candidate who is...

  • 3 Things to Watch for When Candidates Talk About Mistakes and Weaknesses

    March 11, 2019

    We’ve all sat across the table from candidates who weren’t able to be forthcoming with their mistakes and weaknesses. It’s never a good sign and it’s usually a deal-killer, especially when the issue is consistent and pronounced. But sometimes we see only slight signs of concern. Let’s say you just finished interviewing an otherwise talented candidate for a...

  • 7 Tips for Using “Problem Solving” Interviews to Screen Candidates

    October 30, 2018

    Business case interviews have been a mainstay in many industries, particularly consulting and investment banking, for decades. Technology companies use coding and “algorithm” interviews extensively in evaluating software developers—in fact, many technology companies use little else when evaluating engineering talent. This form of interviewing, which we can...

  • 3 Overused Interview Questions That You Shouldn't Ask

    July 19, 2018

    It never ceases to amaze me how wide the gap is between the enormous importance organizations place on hiring great talent...and their...

  • 10 Must-Do's If You Want to Recruit the Very Best Candidates

    May 23, 2018

    The market for the top 5-10% of talent, technical or otherwise, is one of the most intensely competitive markets in the world. And for...

  • How to Determine When You Should Take a Risk on a Candidate

    April 16, 2018

    No candidate selection process can deliver a 100% success rate—even world class assessors make mistakes from time to time. As long as...