Perspectives From A First-Time Hiring Manager

CareerBuilder
hiring manager perspective
hiring manager perspective

By Jenny Weigle, social media manager for CareerBuilder


In late spring of 2011, I was informed that our department (marketing and communications) would be hiring a summer intern, and I was offered the chance to be the intern's supervisor. I was hired as a social media manager in November 2010. Then, just a few months later, I had my first-ever opportunity to become a hiring manager. That's not an experience most job seekers and new employees get.

As a result, I didn't want this to be just a résumé-filler. Almost immediately, I was approving a job description and collecting résumés. I quickly realized that I might have underestimated what it would take to be a good manager.