When I interview people, I always ask, “Why do you want to be in this business?” If someone doesn’t immediately have an energetic, authentic response, that it is a huge red flag for me.
It’s shocking how many people come in for very high-level jobs and it’s clear they haven’t even been on our company’s website.
I want someone who is superpassionate about excellence and who gets the biggest charge out of doing something extraordinary. They’re seeking that charge out of their jobs.
When I recruit someone who already has a job and is not looking, I often ask them to go to the interview just to have a look-see. If they are happy where they are it has to be substantially better to get them to move and I can't tell them that it is for sure.
So, that kind of candidate is going to go out to the meeting waiting to be sold. Would Shanti reject him? It sounds like it but that might be a mistake.