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Weed out bad apples with pre-Interview ‘Dirt call’

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A senior manager at a Texas technology firm always asks a lower-level employee—usually an administrative assistant—to perform his initial phone screens of candidates. The assistant inquires about basic skills and availability for an interview.

Because teamwork is vital at the firm, the manager looks for feedback on how the candidate treated the assistant. He doesn’t want to hire anyone who treats lower-level support staff like “dirt.”

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