Courtesy interviews are powerful tools. Barbara Bruno shows you that, when you master the process of conducting a courtesy interview, you save a tremendous amount of time, and fill more requisitions.
- How many times have you been two minutes…into a formal interview and thought,…this person is not right for this job?…When a candidate has a solid resume…with good skills, education, experience, and credentials,…but nothing that's required for your current reqs,…you need to pivot smoothly into a courtesy interview.…Courtesy interviews are just what you expect,…a polite interview meant to get a high-level view…of the candidate.…Use this time to get to know them better…and see if they might be a good prospect…for a future opening.…
You would've already introduced yourself…and created a positive first impression.…Now you need to set realistic expectations.…A good way to do that is to say,…I wanted to meet with you, Tyler,…because I've heard good things about you.…We have offers pending on our current opportunities,…but things can change at a moment's notice.…You then want to understand…what Tyler wants to do in his next position.…Ask, where do you see your career in the future?…And then listen very carefully to his answers.…
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- Determining the purpose of the interview
- Clarifying expectations
- Making a good first impression
- Asking creative questions consistently
- What candidate questions reveal
- The basics of conducting an interview
- Creating brand awareness and getting referrals