The interview process is broken and has been for years, writes Jason Freedman in his blog humbledMBA. Freedman, who co-founded FlightCaster, a flight delay prediction site, says he never interviews people. Instead, he employs what he calls “mutual courting,” which is when the prospective employee is invited to work on some kind of a project with the company. If it goes well, the company is better able to define a job description and compensation package. The job-seeker, for her part, can make a well-informed decision about accepting a full-time offer after getting to know the team and learning the strengths and weaknesses of the organization.
Freedman says if a talented prospect can’t take three weeks off from her current job to work on a project, he suggests making it a smaller one. Perhaps the candidate can work nights and weekends on it. Or if it’s a student, maybe he can use his spring break to take on the assigned task.
Read more at humbledMBA.