Before the interview:
- Consult with the decision-makers at your company who can help identify your hiring needs.
- Prepare a detailed job description and list the necessary prerequisites for the open position.
- Decide who will be doing the interviewing at your company.
- Prepare specific questions for the candidates.
- Schedule the interviews with candidates by coordinating with the interviewers.
During the interview:
- Show enthusiasm and interest to promote your company as a desirable place to work.
- Introduce the company – its history, present activities and its future.
- Describe the position in detail and its relationship to your organizational hierarchy.
- Explain why the position is open.
- Discuss the career path for this position (i.e., where it can lead).
- Ask the candidate specific questions about his/her goals and experience and get specific answers.
- Inquire about the candidate’s recent accomplishments, achievements and problem-solving skills (using examples).
- Try to understand the candidate’s career progression and the reasons why he or she wants to change jobs.
- Explain your company’s interviewing process to the candidate.
- Offer a company brochure and collateral materials to help the candidate learn more about your organization.
- Close the interview and describe the next step and timetables regarding hiring.