How to prepare for interviewing candidates


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This presentation will show you how to prepare for interviewing candidates and get the best out of it.

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How to prepare for interviewing candidates

  1. 1. How to Prepare For Interviewing Candidates ConsultGenie
  2. 2. <ul><li>Make sure you have received and understood the Job description (JD) in advance </li></ul><ul><li>In case of lack of Job Description, please prepare for consultation with your HR department </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of JD is, it will help you to ask relevant questions during the interview. </li></ul>Guarantee of Job Description
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>First go through each CV and note down the salient characteristics of candidates. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This helps you to mentally outline the person you are expecting during the interview </li></ul></ul>Go through each CV
  4. 4. <ul><li>Always do the interviews with the sole purpose i.e. ‘selecting’ and not of ‘rejecting’. </li></ul><ul><li>One must not cultivate a pre-convinced notion about the candidate, before actually meeting him/her. </li></ul>Selecting is the purpose not rejecting
  5. 5. <ul><li>First decide what your primary hiring objective is. </li></ul><ul><li>Always remember that you are selecting a person primarily for the organization and then for the role. </li></ul>Are you sure of primary hiring objective?
  6. 6. <ul><li>Every organization needs long term players hence you have to base your questions more for organizational suitability. </li></ul><ul><li>A quick way is to jot down some of the strength areas from the CV, and discuss more on the same during the interview. </li></ul><ul><li>It may not have a direct bearing on the current role being considered. </li></ul>Ask the right questions
  7. 7. <ul><li>Always have a positive attitude towards interview process and do not take it as a burden. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t conduct an interview for the sake of it, if you don’t feel like interviewing just decline it early. </li></ul><ul><li>Feel proud of the opportunity (as an interviewer you are the brand ambassador of your organization) and make the best use of it. </li></ul>Be positive
  8. 8. <ul><li>Follow this philosophy and never feel threatened if a candidate projects better skills than you. </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of the day, he or she will soon be your colleague; hence the team spirit should start flowing from the interview day itself. </li></ul>‘ hiring better than yourself’ Follow the philosophy
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