Today I held the first round of interviews for our summer student positions. There are 4 positions, and typically a lot of applicants, so it’s a bit of a process.
I had one of our researchers sit in with me while I interviewed the candidates. Most good, one great.
Of the five interviewed today, I will be hiring one for certain. I was struck by two simple things that made this candidate stand out (besides experience).
1) She knew what our organization does
Which is very simple to learn if you spend 5 minutes on our website
2) She asked us questions
I love when candidates do this. It’s one thing I always made sure to do in interviews as well.
Amazing how little details really can make an interview.
Have you had bad interview experiences?
And on a completely random aside. I read this today on Patton Oswalt’s Twitter and it made me laugh out loud.
“How does Frankenstein fuck a vampire lady and have a werewolf boy?” — network note on The Munsters television pitch