If you’ve ever had to fill a position, you know it’s not as easy as it might sound to find the best candidate for the job. There are a host of things to consider, and it’s not just about who interviews well. For example, there’s more competition than ever among businesses to find the right people. And just because you have an open position doesn’t mean the right kind of people are looking—at that time. It’s a mix of luck, audience, and timing then.

And of course, some industries are more competitive than others; for example, information technology is a growing sector and they always seem to be looking for new employees. And many industries are looking for temporary workers—that’s also a growing segment from year to year. So what sorts of details should you pay attention to, from application to interview? This graphic explains it.


6 ways you can find the best candidate for the job