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Truth About Hiring the Best, The, 1st edition

  • Cathy Fyock

Published by FT Press (September 24th 2007) - Copyright © 2008

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Truth About Hiring the Best, The

ISBN-13: 9780132381864

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The Truth About Series offers in each book the collected and distilled knowledge on a topic and shows readers how you to apply this knowledge in their everyday lives.  With an 'aha' on every page, information is presented in a clear and accessible style that the reader can easily reference. Written in short chapters, each book aims to cover an entire field of knowledge, cut to the gist of each subject in an entertaining way, and when necessary, pull the curtain back and pop the bubble of commonly held assumptions. Each Truth is a tool to make the readers more successful.


Getting the best people for your organization is not only difficult, but the strategies for getting the best are often not obvious. To get the best you need to first identify who the best are, then how to reach the best, then determine the best among the best you want to hire, but this is not always easy to do. In The Truth About Hiring the Best you will learn: it's not just a job to fill; it's your organization's future that you're creating; getting the best isn't just about asking the right questions, it's about listening for the right answers; and great people don't want to work for desperate employers. It's a war for talent and you need to win.

Table of contents


                        Introduction  vii

Part I               The Truth About Identifying the Best

Truth1             There is no such thing as the ideal candidate  1

Truth 2             You are a seller in a buyer’s market  5

Truth 3             Catch the boomerangs  9

Truth 4             Rehire the retired  13

Truth 5             Job-hoppers could be show-stoppers  17

Truth 6             Seek refuge(e)  21

Part II              The Truth About Recruiting the Best

Truth7             It’s a war for talent  25

Truth 8             Maybe you don’t want “new blood”  29

Truth 9             Your actions speak louder than words  33

Truth 10           Targeting everybody attracts nobody  37

Truth 11           You are a talent scout  41

Truth 12           The Internet may not be the best place for recruiting  45

Truth 13           Use the enthused  49

Truth 14           It takes a village to hire one employee  53

Truth 15           Newspaper ads can be great when managed properly  57

Truth 16           Your invitation might be chasing applicants away  61

Part III             The Truth About Interviewing

Truth17           The candidate isn’t the only one who has to interview right  65

Truth 18           Ask what they will do, not what they can do  69

Truth 19           Charlie might be more than just a great mechanic  73

Truth 20           Passion–in fashion?  77

Truth 21           Good candidates might not talk to you  81

Truth 22           You’re not Sigmund Freud  85

Truth 23   &nbs

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