Sample Employees

Get an idea of an interviewee's work prior to hiring them.
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If relevant, ask employees to send samples of their work with their resumes or to bring them to the interview. Another technique: Ask them to complete a project similar to the actual work they'd be doing (and pay them for it). This gives you a strong indication of how they would perform on the job...and gives them a clear picture of what you expect from them.

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