Nowadays the business world is highly competitive and there is no shortage of talent for various job roles. The question is: How much does a CV really reveal about a job candidate’s level of motivation? A Hiring Manager would have to meet or talk to the jobseeker in order to find out. I would like to share some of the strategies that you can apply when faced with this challenge:
You could ask the following question: “Assume we will offer you the job, what would you do on your first day at work?” It will tell you three things: 1) how keen the person is on that particular job, 2) to what extent s/he has already visualised having that job and 3) how proactive and how much initiative the person would take without being told what to do.
Why not asking every job candidate to bring an object to the interview that reflects their personality? Have a look at this video in which you will see how a female recruiter challenged her interviewees.