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The Thunderdome of Death

12 August 2010 No Comment

You can’t learn about people in a job interview. They’re just going to kiss your ass and tell you what you want to hear. How are you supposed to know what your candidates are really made of?

Here’s an idea—I call it The Thuderdome of Death. The rules are simple: Two creatives walk in and only one walks out—with a job.

You put the weakest creative you currently have on staff against the candidate who wants the job. Give them both and assignment and a time limit and see walks out with the best work. The winner gets the job.

It will also keep your whiney creative staff on their toes.

Sound like a good idea?

Want to give it a try? Start with this guy.

- John Huggins

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