Retention Starts with the Hiring Interview

Two women shaking hands across a tableAsk about real-life situations and look for fit, not personality.

By Steven E. Sacks
The NEW Fundamentals: Practical Guidance for Today’s Accounting Firms

What are your strengths and weaknesses? All potential hires are asked this. If you had to plan for these two questions, what would you do to be ready to respond?

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There have been scores of books offering guidance on interview preparation; what to avoid; how to turn a negative to a positive; and skillfully and persuasively transform what you perceive to be a weakness into a strength.