interviews (1)

When you consider how much it costs to hire someone for your business today, you realize just how important the candidate interview is. But what you also need to realize is that many job applicants are more experienced with the interviewing process than are the interviewers themselves, and this means you have to work hard at constantly improving your interviewing skill.

Dos and Don'ts That Make a Difference

  • Do prepare thoroughly - list all your questions in advance.
  • Do limit the actual interview session to a maximum of one and a half hours.
  • Do arrange for the interview in a quiet location, allow no interruptions, and use a table rather than a desk.
  • Do keep your talking to a minimum - your role is to ask questions and listen.
  • Do not convey your personal feelings or opinions to your candidates.
  • Do take detailed notes, and include actual quotations whenever you can.
  • Do confirm the essential qualifications of a candidate prior to the interview.
  • Do develop questions to elicit infor