Should You Hire That Person?

In this issue's The Decider, take an interactive quiz to help you decide whether you should hire that candidate.

This lighthearted flowchart will point out considerations when you’re evaluating candidates. And if you’re applying for a job, you’ll learn about best practices, such as spell-checking your résumé and sending a thank-you note, to help you stand out in a crowded field.

Let's get started!

Instructions: Click through the questions to find out if you should hire that person.

1ST
QUESTION

Did they include a cover letter?

NO
YES

Was it generic?

NO
YES

Was it addressed to the wrong company?

NO
YES

Were their references meh?

NO
YES

Did they follow up with a thank you email?

NO
YES

Are they holding a drink in all their social media pics?

NO
YES

Did they bad-mouth
their company?

NO
YES

Did they show interest in your company?

NO
YES

Did they even know what you do?

NO
YES

Did they come prepared?

NO
YES

Were their answers vague?

NO
YES

Did something seem off?

NO
YES

Were they nervous?

NO
YES

Did they seem passionate about the job?

NO
YES

Did they have a good excuse?

NO
YES

Were they late to the interview?

NO
YES

Did they show up in sweatpants?

NO
YES

Was there a typo on their résumé?

NO
YES
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