Interviewing Skills for Interviewers
Job interviews are formal meetings for the purpose of evaluating the qualifications of the interviewee for a specific position. Interviews are seen as a useful tool in assessing qualifications of potential candidates, and are usually performed by company personnel who can ultimately hire the applicant.
Job interviews are a time-consuming exercise for the hiring company. However, they play a key role in determining whether the company and candidate will make an effective match. As such, the interviewing process can provide a great deal of value for the company if effectively utilized, especially if performed by a highly skilled interviewer.
At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- List the main types of selection interviews.
- List and explain main errors that can undermine an interview’s usefulness.
- Define a structured situational interview.
- Explain and illustrate each guideline for being a more effective interviewer.
- Give several examples of situational questions, behavioral questions, and background questions that provide structure.
- List the steps in a streamlined interview process.
- List guidelines for interviewees.
The Steps of the Selection Process
Basic Testing Concepts
Basic Features of Interviews
Types of Interviews
Formats of Interviews
Administering the Interview
Personal or Individual Interviews
Three Ways to Make the Interview Useful
Factors Affecting Interviews
Designing and Conducting the Interview
How to Conduct a More Effective Interview
Using a Streamlined Interview Process
Finishing the Interview Effectively