I’m 39,800 feet up and heading home. I receive a text message from my Assistant.
“7:30 am tomorrow. Meeting just hit your calendar.”
It was 3 years ago. I had slogged through a conga line of candidate interviews – job hoppers, unexplainable gaps on resumes, typos, gum snappers…and…poor chemistry.
She stepped into my office. I scanned her resume. Professional presentation. No typos. Higher education. Limited job hopping. OK, so what’s the catch?
It was late afternoon. We walked through her work experience, why she was looking to leave her current role, how she’d found me. Her responses were polite and brief, no extra words. Two introverts suffocating the silence. Do I bring this out in all candidates? Is it me?
I pivot to my concerns. [Read more…]