7 The College Campus Recruit

INTERVIEWING NEWLY MINTED GRADUATES has its own unique challenges because so little of their experience has any relevance to real life in the business world. That’s not to say that these students haven’t worked very hard to maintain a solid grade point average or to finance their educations. Nor does it in any way minimize the skills they’ve developed through team sports, fraternity leadership, or travel abroad. It’s just that their university experiences don’t easily lend themselves to measurable business criteria, and therein lies your challenge.

That being the case, many interviewers find themselves in the land of hypothetical questions. And hypothetical “What would you do if …” questioning formats reveal very ...

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