Natalie Warnert’s secret recruiting tool: listen attentively to the words being used

In a recruiting interview many things get said, and sometimes it is easy to miss the subtle clues that illustrate the candidate’s thinking. In this episode we talk about how to practice active listening in recruiting interviews. Listen to the words being used as they give away a lot of the candidate’s personality and approach to the Scrum Master role.

About Natalie Warnert

As a developer turned Agile coach, Natalie Warnert understands and embraces what it takes to build great products. Natalie focuses teams on embracing Agile values to build the right product and build the product right. Natalie is currently coaching the Cart/Checkout teams for Best Buy Dotcom and recently earned her Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership and Strategic Management.
You can link with Natalie Warnert on LinkedIn, connect with Natalie Warnert on Twitter, read her blog at nataliewarnert.com, and visit her project page Women in Agile.

One thought on “Natalie Warnert’s secret recruiting tool: listen attentively to the words being used”

  1. Very useful podcase.
    I like Active Listening suggestions like
    (1) Taking Notes
    (2) Train your brain to listen
    (3) Focus
    (4) Am I understanding it right?
    (5) I think you are saying
    (6) Meditation
    (7) Feedback is a gift

    I think it is good to allow a person to complete their story/thought and then almost paraphrase
    “” – “I think you are suggesting” “Did I understand you well?”

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