When you interview a candidate remember you have this ancient strange thing called intuition. Use it. And don’t be afraid to use intuition as an argument to support your decision about the candidate (no matter if it’s positive or negative). As far as you think consciously about intuition it’s as good source of feedback as anything else. Having to very similar candidates it would be probably the most important factor I’d base my decision on.
That’s definitely much easier for women as they use intuition naturally in many situations but I encourage all to follow above advice when hiring. It can be a really good indicator. I admit to use intuition quite often when hiring and so far I can’t complain. And really, I’m not a woman. I’ve checked it. Twice.
Whole avoiding hiring mistakes series.