By Jeff Haden | Content provided by Inc.com
You might interview a job candidate for an hour, but sometimes it's over in minutes.
Everyone does it: We all make decisions based on a little data and a lot of experience.
Other people might call that acting on a hunch or going by gut feel -- especially if they disagree with your decisions -- but if you have a wealth of experience to draw from, often those quick decisions turn out to be correct.
Like where hiring employees is concerned: Over time you've learned to quickly size up a candidate, sometimes within a few minutes, based on one or two actions or comments. (If you're a job seeker and feel that's unfair, you might be right, but it's also a fact of hiring life. Complaining about the injustice of it all doesn't help; accept that interviewers often make snap decisions, and use that fact to your advantage.)