Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Right Way To Conduct An Easy Informational Going Interview

Many managers don't know how to conduct an interview well. Here's some advice.

- Prepare in advance. Create an agenda and a structure for the interview, including time limits.

Establishing an Interview/Selection Panel

The panel must be composed of a minimum of two people, however it is strongly recommended that panels are made up of at least three staff members.
The Chair of the interview/selection panel must have completed the mandatory training.
The panel should represent a diverse representation of perspectives and backgrounds, egg gender, race, dis/ability. If you are not able to achieve this from within your department, consider inviting colleagues from cognate areas to contribute or contact your customary HR contact to discuss options.

Create an Agenda

Prepare in Advance for the Interview

Know what you want in a candidate before you begin the interview. Review the job specifications and requirements that have been prepared.

Know the job and its responsibilities. Review the job description.

Prepare a list of standard questions concerning the candidate's skills, abilities and past work performance that you want him/her to answer.

Prepare a list of prioritized and measurable criteria, either in the form of a worksheet or other method, for analyzing and comparing the candidates.

 Review the candidate's CV prior to the interview.

Set specific appointment times and reasonable time limits.

Be prepared to justify the use of any required employment test. Typically, the most legally defensible tests are those that involve a "piece of the job."

Have a Structure for the Interview

Collect Pertinent Information During the Interview

Have a list of no more than ten relevant questions, and be sure the questions have a structure by following a process "Ask a question and a serious of questions to gain a desired response"

Select ten questions from the list below:

 Starting the interview with "Tell me about yourself".
 Why did you leave your last job
 What are your strengths and weaknesses?
 Why do you want the job?
 What can you bring to this company?
 What can you tell me about our company/the industry?
 What are your career goals?
 Can you work well in teams?
Tell me about an achievement you were proud of?
How would your last employer (or current employer or   school teacher, etc.) describe you?.
What mistakes have you made in previous jobs?
Do you have plans to go traveling soon?
What salary expectations do you have?

Managing your Time

Set each interview up for 60 minutes initially and if your day is very busy set the interviews up every 30 minutes.

Keep your questions precise and take notes throughout the interview process.

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