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Motivation-Based Interviewing: A Revolutionary Approach to Hiring the Best

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Stop Asking the Wrong Interview Questions and Start Hiring High Performers

The candidate seemed to have it all—a great resume, the perfect skills and  confident responses to all of your interview questions. You had a good feeling about this one. Finally, a high performer—that terrific hire who undoubtedly would produce extraordinary results.

But that’s not how it turned out, was it? Here’s a little secret: Before you can hire a high performer, you have to correctly identify a high performer. And to identify a high performer you have to ask effective interview questions…and know how to evaluate the answers.

Hiring the best requires more than just assessing a candidate’s skill. Interviewers must also determine the candidate’s attitude toward overcoming obstacles and how passionate they are about achieving your goals—both proven predictors of future success.

Hiring expert and popular keynote speaker Carol Quinn provides a complete guide for accurately and reliably assessing skill, attitude, and passion, so you can expose the incremental differences that separate the pretenders from the genuine high performers.

Once you discover the power of Motivation-Based Interviewing you’ll never conduct an interview any other way!

Praise for Motivation-Based Interviewing

“The best book ever written on the topic of interviewing and hiring.” — Lee Cockerell, former executive vice president of Disney World and bestselling author of Creating Magic and The Customer Rules

“If you are a hiring manager looking for potential high performers, don’t hire anyone without reading Carol Quinn’s book. Don’t make a hiring decision based on a “gut feeling” or even on skills alone—read this book and hire only the best!” — Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Great Leaders Grow

“Your gut lies and your intuition fails you during the interview. Carol Quinn puts the science into the interview process and takes the guesswork out.” — Susan Collins, PHR, CI, Director, Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding, Talbots

“MBI enables our managers to make much better hiring decisions and thus improves the overall quality of our workforce.” — John Roy, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

About the Author

Carol Quinn is CEO of Hire Authority and a national speaker with more than 30 years’ experience in interviewing and hiring. She has taught thousands how to hire High Performers using motivation-based interviewing.

Additional Info


NameMotivation-Based Interviewing: A Revolutionary Approach to Hiring the Best
AuthorCarol Quinn
Published Year2018
Page Count224