How to Attract the Right Person for the Job

Hiring In Houston Can Be Hard. Here’s How A Recruiter Can Help

By: Ana Margarita Olar|

On any business or company, it is vital to hire the right candidate for the job. And it is also important that they fit in with the company’s standards. They also need to be able to tolerate stress and take on the challenges. Sounds simple, right? But given the number of applicants, it is taxing to find the right man for the job.

Here are some tips to attract the right candidate:

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There are many ways to check a job candidate aside from the resume or the person of reference. You can check on their personality based on their social media profile. You get to know them on a personal basis even before the interview.

You’ll have a hint about who they are as a person outside of the company. You’ll get to know them as they go and post about their daily lives. The social media doesn’t tell all but will give you an idea about the person.


During an interview, you’ve got to probe in deeper. So aside from asking about personal data, and career achievements, ask unexpected questions. Questions like: What made them leave other companies? What excites them? What challenges them? How do they see themselves 5 to 10 years from now?

These questions can help you know more about the candidate’s motivation and ambition. This will help you in hiring the best candidate for the job.


As you scan for the perfect person to hire, let the candidate ask questions. The way that a person thinks can be reflected by the questions that they can ask on the spot. Be honest in answering their queries. Letting them interview you has a dual purpose: it can help you decide to hire the candidate or not. And two, it can also help the candidate to decide if they are really fit for the job or not.


If possible, expose the candidate to the real work situation. See how they act or react to challenges and stress. Let them experience a regular work set up on your company. Observe how they manage stress and accept challenges.

These are just some tips that managers can try to find the right candidate for the job. If you make a bad hire, don’t hesitate to cut the bait at once, or follow this guide. In this way, you can save time and effort on trying to fix a problem.