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How to Hire and Develop Your Next Top Performer: The Qualities That Make Salespeople Great, Second Edition by Herbert Greenberg, Patrick Sweeny

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CHAPTER 17

The In-Depth Interview

Here are some of the funniest things anyone ever said during a hiring interview.

These are true stories, shared with us by some of our clients.

One applicant said: “I will definitely work harder for you than I did for my last employer.” Another one said: “My résumé might make it look like I’m a job hopper. But I want you to know that I never left any of those jobs voluntarily.” One of our favorites is: “I don’t think I’m capable of doing this job, but I sure would like the money.” And someone actually said, “What job am I applying for, anyway?”

It would be great if every applicant who wasn’t right for the job automatically raised such red flags. But they don’t.

This is why the thorough process we are describing ...

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