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- On August 9, 2012
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Reading the Candidate’s Personality
We have previously discussed specific questions you can ask when you interview employees for a PR position. We also emphasized on the fact that the best answers that can be given during an interview are those that are not practiced and based on standard needs. But there are things other than the candidates’ answers in the interview system that you must focus on prior to deciding who can be your talent acquisition.
It is important to use your best judgment with what you have to know if the candidate will be good for the company’s public image.
Ask the following to get a better understanding of the candidate’s personality:
– Ask them if they have ever been under pressure in a work-related situation and ask them to explain how they got out of it.
PR’s work in high-stress environments and in most cases it’s the PRs’ responsibility to answer all the possible controversies that the company might encounter. Plus, they will be dealing with media specialists, consumers, investors and reporters who can become barbaric when they want answers to controversies. Unclear responses may indicate that they may not know anything about being a PR agent.
-If they have experience on predicting the reactions of the people they’ll come in contact with in their job.
If possible give some personal observations about their weaknesses and see how they will react. If they wholly accept the observation and come up with a light way of bailing out their image then they are prepared for the job.
–How much they think they should get paid for their expertise.
Candidates who believe in their capacities will not hesitate in answering that they deserve high compensations while those who are not confident about their skills as PR agents will feel squeamish in answering such questions. Note though that answers that are closer to the real thing will imply that the candidates have done research on the company prior to the interview thus they have the initiative to research on things
-Ask about their hobbies and activities.
Asking the candidates about their hobbies and activities will give insight into how the candidates are as individuals, whether they are the extrovert or outgoing type or the introvert or homebody type. A PR agent is again someone who will be dealing with several personalities thus, a shy PR will not be good at all. The PR agent must exude openness to attract the public and convince the public of his company’s image.
Are you ready to hire the best PR candidate now?