How to Get Hired: A Look Inside the Decision Maker’s Head (Ep. 185)

Earlier this year, we went through the work of hiring a new writer. I say work for good reason; there were 259 applications to sort through and only one of me to sort them.

As with anything involving that much time and effort, we learned a few things. Here’s a glimpse into the thought process of a hiring manager.

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Timestamps:

  • 0:00:57 – How some members of the team were hired
  • 0:04:07 – Reasons for hiring a new writer
  • 0:06:36 – The questions and the form used in the hiring process
  • 0:13:15 – Seemingly irrelevant questions and “weeding out” people
  • 0:20:49 – Can we be great at something without having a knack for it?
  • 0:24:56 – Don’t “shotgun” your resume to a lot of companies
  • 0:27:25 – Ways to show showcase your experience in writing
  • 0:34:50 – The initial “weed out” bullet points
  • 0:38:20 – Handling rejection from a job opportunity
  • 0:40:56 – The next steps of figuring out who to hire
  • 0:47:04 – Ghostwriting and assigning the right tasks to employees
  • 0:53:56 – Reasons for why would-be-employers might not respond to you
  • 0:57:30 – Conclusion

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