Interviewing can be just as nerve-racking for employers and their team as it is for job candidates. But the good news is: With the right preparation, you can ensure that the process runs smoothly and results in a “win” when it comes to landing the talent you’ve been looking for.
A good way to develop an effective interview strategy is to break it down into stages, from the start of these all-important conversations to the conclusion:
Phase One: Be Prepared
Plan ahead, so you know exactly what you’re looking for.
Phase Two: Get the Conversation Started
A successful interview is all about connecting with a candidate. So, try to find something in a person’s resume to do this. For instance, did they attend the same school as you did, or do you share a common hobby or interest?
Phase Three: Get to Know Your Candidate
Once you have the conversation rolling, it’s time to get to know your candidate better and gauge their competencies, motivation level, and the unique traits or experiences that set them apart.
Phase Four: Find Out How a Person Works
A candidate’s work style is critically important. You need to know how they prioritize and manage time, if they prefer to work independently or with a team and what exactly that style looks like.
Phase Five: Finish Strong
Hire with retention in mind. Ask, “If you were successful in this job, what would your next step be?” This way, you can make sure an individual is someone who wants to grow with your company.
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