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In this course, veteran talent director and author Cindy Mayer shows how to prepare for and conduct employee interviews in person, over the phone, and with video-conferencing tools. Understand what your ideal candidate would bring to the table and use that information to structure a job description and effectively scan resumes. Next, build an interviewing plan, and develop questions that elicit thoughtful, helpful responses. Finally, learn how to conduct an interview, probe for more depth with follow-up questions, navigate pitfalls, and take next steps after the interview. Cindy includes a sample interview that illustrates these techniques in action.
This course qualifies for 1.25 Category A professional development units (PDUs) through lynda.com, PMI Registered Education Provider #4101.
(music playing) Business is good and you need to add more people to your team. Now what? In this course, we'll cover the steps you can take to hire the best person for your role. We'll begin by defining your requirements and what would make the ideal candidate, including the nuts and bolts of writing a job description. We then cover how you'll assess your candidates from reviewing resumes to building selection activities. Next, we'll delve into interviewing and how to build an interview plan and questions that will ensure applicants provide the information you need to make a solid selection.
Along the way, we'll view interview scenarios, seeing what a good interview can look like and how things can go wrong. Finally, we'll review the steps that occur after you've chosen your ideal candidate. You want to find the best person for the job. By taking the time to understand the principles in this course, you can increase the likelihood of a successful match.
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