On a Friday in 1987 I was approached by a senior member of the firm I was working with in New York City and was asked what a “perfect” professional was. I quickly started to reply when it dawned on me that I had never really thought about how to “think about” the makeup of a professional. After my hesitation I said, “let me get back to on Monday.”
Over the weekend I came up with five dimensions that I evaluate ALL professionals on. Whether it is for an Executive, Manager, or Consulting positions I’ve used the worksheet attached as the basis for EVERY interviews.
Whenever I receive a Resume and am to interview someone I staple one of the worksheets identified in the presentation to the front. I then take all my notes on this worksheet as I’m interviewing folks. Every comment is prefaced by:
- “+” – a positive comment
- “-” – a negative comment
- “o” – a neutral comment
- “c” – general comment
- “>” – an action item for me
- “<” – an action item from the other person
Yes, I know, t’is anal. However, what do you expect from a recovering Engineer?
All I can say is it works and it might prove of value to you.