How Interviews Help Choose the Right People

Learning to Listen

People often tell you “I know people!” or “I can read people!” or “I am really good with people!” when it comes to choosing someone to do a job for you and trusting people it’s a different story. I have to look beyond “I know people!” I have to ask questions that would give me answers and confidence they can deliver the job.

People Behaviour

Showing the actual project they need to do and talk them through it is important. I must make sure they understand what the job is and what it entails. How they listen or don’t listen is key! We had one lady who came in and didn’t seem to pay any attention to what needs to be done. That behaviour tells me this person would not listen to our needs for this project.

Managing people

Most people tell me they’ve been to the best management programmes. Let me tell you the best way to manage people is actually manage a group of people trying to build you a home. I can tell you I deal with every type of person you can imagine on the planet; with suppliers, with the builders with shop assistance to business owners, people that work for councils.

The Lesson

Have I become an expert in choosing people and dealing with people far from it! In fact one thing I’ve learned is that I know absolutely nothing. It’s amazing how sometimes basic things teaches me the most. The people we work with today are amazing people. We ended up going with someone whom my husband knew for many years. I cannot tell you how important it is to have good and trustworthy builders to build you a home.The stress of it all but that’s the next blog post.

I am a writer who learned to code! I write about personal experiences within a humanist and global context. Find me on Twitter & Instagram @erikachaudhary

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