Paul Lee Cannon

Posts by Paul Lee Cannon

  • You Can't Be Anderson Cooper, But You Can Conduct Candidate Interviews Like Him

    May 29, 2015

    Like recruiters, journalists spend a lot of time interviewing people. These interviews are for articles and blog posts and, like your candidates, interviewees can vary considerably in quality. For instance, sources might supply the information needed for a piece, but not necessarily great quotes that will take it to the next level. It’s a similar story with...

  • Get More Out of Interviews by Challenging Candidates to an Ignite Talk

    May 26, 2015

    The next time you’re looking to fill a position (or several), how about trying something dynamic and creative to separate the good candidates from the fantastic ones? You can do this by challenging each candidate to arrive to the interview prepared to give a five-minute presentation, or “ignite talk.” How does it work? The candidates presentation can be on any...

  • How Zumba Hires in 5 Easy Steps

    May 12, 2015

    If you are unfamiliar with Zumba Fitness, it’s a total-body, dance-party workout that combines easy-to-learn choreography and high-energy world beats. Zumba encourages everyone to “Ditch the workout, join the party.” With 15 million students taking Zumba classes every week in over 200,000 locations worldwide, the company clearly has a winning formula when it...

  • 5 Do's and Don’ts for Contacting Candidates

    April 23, 2015

    Keeping my LinkedIn profile current and polished has rewarded me with a nice, steady influx of messages about opportunities. However,...

  • What Game of Thrones Character is Your Job Interviewee?

    April 8, 2015

    April 12 is coming. In case you don't know, that’s when Games of Thrones – the medieval fantasy epic based on the best-selling book...

  • 6 Qualities to Look for in a ‘Model Candidate’

    March 25, 2015

    All the posing, primping and satirized pretentiousness that surrounded the recent announcement of a “Zoolander” sequel got me...