Pursuit Promotional Management on How to Interview for Purpose

Here at Pursuit Promotional Management, we are constantly interviewing sharp professionals. People want to be part of a company that encourages career growth like we do. The question we have to ask ourselves is not where to find applicants, but instead what are the best types of applicants for our firm and its culture?

The answer, we believe, is to look for high achievers with purpose. Purpose-oriented professionals, as opposed to those who focus primarily on status or compensation, are more likely to find fulfillment in their roles and be fully engaged in their vocations. This, in turn, leads to greater productivity and satisfaction at both work and life in general.

How do we at Pursuit Promotional Management go about finding these gems? Simple: our hiring managers ask some specific questions during the interview process.

For example, they love the time-honored, “If money were no object, what would you do with your life?” question. Generally, responses fall into one of two categories. Either the applicants would choose to do meaningful things, or they’d just relax and party for the rest of their lives.

Also, our interviewers like to know if potential team members ever keep in touch with former colleagues. If they do, then they likely didn’t just think of their jobs as paychecks; they made lasting connections with co-workers.

Using these strategies, Pursuit Promotional Management managers are able to identify applicants with purpose.