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I discovered an ideal candidate — do I must interview others? — Ask a Supervisor


I discovered an ideal candidate — do I must interview others?

A reader writes:

I just lately posted a place that’s a bit above entry-level. Individuals from numerous backgrounds might do nicely within the position, however I had a fairly particular profile in thoughts once I wrote the job description. I used to be considering I’ll by no means discover somebody who checks all these containers, however I did! This individual has the correct schooling, the correct work expertise, lives in the correct place, and comes with a glowing advice from a former colleague who I couldn’t respect extra. Our first telephone dialog was the skilled equal of a fantastic first date. We’re even on the identical web page about wage (I took your recommendation and gave our vary up-front).

I haven’t interviewed anybody else but. I do know finest apply is to speak to a number of candidates, however I simply can’t get enthusiastic about any of the opposite resumes in my inbox. Do I must maintain trying regardless that I believe I’ve discovered “the one”?

I reply this query — and three others — over at Inc. as we speak, the place I’m revisiting letters which were buried within the archives right here from years in the past (and generally updating/increasing my solutions to them). You can learn it right here.

Different questions I’m answering there as we speak embody:

  • Consumer’s worker talks all day lengthy outdoors my workplace
  • Can I ask job candidates in the event that they’ve ever disparaged an employer on-line?
  • My coworker can’t keep in mind my identify

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