How to Master the Art of Hiring: 6 Interview Best Practices for 2023

Shane Shown
3 min readJun 29, 2023

by Shane Shown, CEO of Nxt Level

As you venture into the wilds of employee recruitment, here are 6 well-tested compasses to guide you through the interview wilderness, ensuring you find the perfect candidate for your team.

Hunting for Personality Fit

  • Venture past the mountain of technical skills and dive deep into the ocean of a candidate’s personality traits and behavioral patterns. Like a well-oiled engine needs more than just gasoline to run smoothly, you need more than hard skills to ensure your new hire will complement your team. Emotional intelligence and behavioral patterns can be the secret sauce that makes your team sizzle. So, put on your detective’s hat and ensure you know the personality type required for the role. This isn’t just a hire, it’s a match-making endeavor.

Fishing for Passion

  • You’re not just looking for a competent sailor, but one who relishes the storm as well as the calm. Finding a candidate with a burning passion for your work and culture can be as rewarding as finding a four-leaf clover in a field of grass. One Gallup study revealed that only 13% of employees felt truly passionate about their work; avoid the duds and look for those who are ready to soar. You’re not just filling a position, you’re lighting a beacon to attract those who love what you do.

Scouting for Future

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Shane Shown

Founder @ NxtLevel.io | Blogger | Sourcing Ninja | Recruiter | Ex-@Facebook, Ex-@Zillow | Consultant | Entrepreneur | Startup Junky