Extracted from the forthcoming Notion Insights report ‘Game Changers’, the intention of this article is to give you - the Founder - a guide for thinking through an approach to making a C-Level hire.
To find a full copy of the guide, please click here.
There’s a number of ways to interview candidates – this way works.
Can they do the job? Will they do the job? Do you want them to do the job?
This is a guide rather than a comprehensive set of instructions; there are a number of ways to interview candidates but this guide is a way of approaching it that we’ve seen work very well in covering the majority of steps required for you to come to a decision about hiring a C-Level candidate.
From a practical point for view for approaching C-Level interviews, we’ll cover the following…
- Can they do the job?
- Will they do the job?
- Do you want them to do the job?
- Making a Decision
Extracted from the forthcoming Notion Insights report ‘Game Changers’, the intention of this article is to give you – the Founder – a guide for thinking through an approach to making a C-Level hire.
Before you start you’ll need:
• The Job Description, including “Key Responsibilities” that outline the expected deliverables for the role
• A consensus on who will be interviewing
• Coordinated diaries for everyone who will be interviewing to ensure that all candidates meet the same people from your team for the same duration
Interview 1: Can they do the job?
What are the actual things that you want them to deliver according to the “Key Responsibilities” in the job description and can the candidate explain in detail that they have done them before and suggest how they would do them in your company?
Interview 2: Will they do the job?
What’s driving them to want to take on a new challenge and does it align with the challenges that you can offer?
Interview 3 and white board session: Do we want them to do the job?
When loads of things have gone wrong and we’ve all been working for 18 hours, can we imagine that we’ll still be happy to be in a room with them?
Part 4: Making a decision
What are the scores for the candidates that completed Interview 3 and the white board session? Were some rounds more important to you than others, and if so, weight them accordingly.
To read the complete guide, please click here