Do’s and Dont’s During the Interview Process

As the Recruiter of Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa, I understand that moving to a remote area is a big change for a lot of people. Therefore, the interview process is crucial to ensure that the candidate will acclimate well to our unique property. Here are a few of the do’s and don’ts that I look for while interviewing a potential employee.

First and foremost, I want to make sure they are passionate about what Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa represents. When I interview a candidate, the last thing I want to hear is that they haven’t done any research on the property. I want to hire someone who is passionate about the Colorado lifestyle, enjoys small town living and has modified their resume specifically to match the job description.

Secondly, what expectations do they have for employment? Just because we live in “Colorado’s playground” we still have high expectations for the quality of service our staff provides.  If the candidate is inquiring about their days off prior to the job duties, this is a warning sign for me.

Finally, don’t be afraid to let your personality shine. The employer should only be speaking 30% of the time, so share your passions, discuss long term goals and where you see yourself with the company. This will give the employer a piece of mind that they are hiring someone who wants to contribute on a larger scale than just filling an empty position.

-Tracie Peterson

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