Highly Effective Interviewers


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Highly Effective Interviewers

  1. 1. Habits of Highly Effective Interviewers Appliview-Innovating Recruitment www.appliview.com
  2. 2. In most of the job search, the bulk of the load of expectations usually falls on the shoulders of the candidate. Among hiring managers and HR personnel, it is often supposed that the applicant is accountable for the success or failure of the meeting, and that this performance can be used as the primary basis for evaluating their fitness for the position. Appliview-Innovating Recruitment www.appliview.com
  3. 3.  Interviewers expect candidates to do their homework on the company before the interview process starts, so try to carve out a few minutes before the meeting to look over resumes, application materials and other documentation.  Develop a general sense of their strengths and weaknesses and experience,  Make a list of notes about the kind of questions you may ask.  This groundwork will give more freedom to interact with the applicant during the meeting. Appliview-Innovating Recruitment www.appliview.com 1. Set Some Pre-Meeting Preparation Time
  4. 4.  Avoid boilerplate interview fodder such as, “Tell me about yourself”,  Instead, try to attach to questions that relate directly to each applicant’s experience and background,  Don’t be afraid of pauses and silence – give candidates all the space they need to answer thoroughly. Use the techniques of active listening, such as rephrasing and follow-up questions, to delve deeper into candidates’ initial answers. Appliview-Innovating Recruitment www.appliview.com 2. Ask Good Questions and Be a Good Listener
  5. 5.  Effective interviewers play the role of traffic control during interviews, making sure that the speed of questions and answers keeps moving forward smoothly.  If the candidate frequently veers off-track, offering personal anecdotes and irrelevant asides, gently turn them back to the topic at hand. Maintain a steady momentum throughout the meeting. Appliview-Innovating Recruitment www.appliview.com 3. Keep the Meeting on Track
  6. 6.  Regardless of how well / feebly – the candidate has performed in the interview, make an attempt to be friendly, upbeat, and neutral,  Think of yourself as an representative for your company and conclude the meeting accordingly,  Try to resist the advise to comment on the candidate’s performance or extend a job offer right away; it’s more prudent to give yourself time to analyze all of the applicants before you make a final decision,  Be sure to express thanks the candidate for their time, and outline instructions for the next step in the hiring process before they leave. Appliview-Innovating Recruitment www.appliview.com 4. Bring Things to a Gracious and Positive Conclusion
  7. 7. Hope This Will Help! Thank You Appliview-Innovating Recruitment www.appliview.com