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Give Candidates “A Day in the Life”

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Head2Head< itle><br><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"><br></head><br><br><body><br><br><P>You have permission to publish this article electronically or in<br>print, free of charge, as long as the bylines are included.<br>A courtesy copy of your publication would be appreciated.</P><br><br><P>The news headlines in this newsletter link to third-party sites.<br>Although the links function at the time the issue is released, Head2Head cannot guarantee the links will remain active over time.<br>Certain articles may therefore no longer be available. We apologize for any inconvenience. </P><br><br><P>Copyright © 2004 Head2Head. All rights reserved.</P><br><br><HR><BR><br><br><A HREF="http://bmail.ca/s2f/55/1566/">Send this article to a friend</A><BR><br><A HREF="http://www.bettermail.ca/m/55/1566/">View original HTML version</A><BR><br><A HREF="http://www.twominutementor.com/?source=n24">Receive Articles like this every second week</A><br><br><P>What sounds good on paper can sometimes be completely different<br>in action. For candidates, this might mean a job that sounds very<br>appealing until it's actually experienced. </P>Finding out that your candidate doesn't really enjoy the work you've<br>hired them for is not something you want to discover on Day 1 of their<br>new position. So it can be worthwhile to give prospective candidates<br>a taste of what's to come through a “day in the life” adventure. </p>Let your short list of candidates spend a day with someone in your<br>organization who performs the same or similar function you are considering<br>them for. Have them go on a sales visit, sit in on a meeting, listen<br>to a customer service call, or otherwise experience some of the typical<br>activities of their prospective job. </p>This job preview might save both of you time and effort if it turns<br>out the candidate's no longer interested. Incidentally, if your candidates<br>encounter a lot of surprises in their “day in the life” you might<br>reconsider how you are describing the job in your literature or interview<br>process. </p><br><br><BR><br><br><P><I>For what roles do you send candidates on a “day in the life”? 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