Conducting a general interview is key to your success. Barbara Bruno shows you how understanding the priorities of your candidates makes better matches for your hiring managers.
- The purpose of a general interview is to understand…your candidate's priorities and help you make better matches…for your hiring manager.…So, lets talk about how to conduct…the information exchange section of a general interview.…It starts with a good amount of preparation.…Take time to do a thorough review of the candidate's resume,…looking for promotions, accomplishments, and projects.…Look beyond facts and figures.…Read between the lines to get a sense…of the candidate's interests, goals, successes,…and failures.…
Then do a quick survey…of the candidate's social media presence…to find information that supports…the qualifications and interests.…Now, when you actually start your general interview,…remember, it's a conversation, not an interrogation.…Keep in mind, that as with any other interview,…you should be focused on what's most important…to the candidate.…And in a general interview, you want to get to know them…before you start thinking about the jobs they'll match.…
If you have a specific job in mind when you're interviewing,…
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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