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How to Interview Candidates Effectively?

Link Blog | February 18, 2021

Effective interviews are an essential part of the hiring process. They have the ability to expose potential red flags, reveal strengths, ensure that there is a fit with salary and can verify qualifications, skills and abilities. If you need help hiring into a role, get in touch with us NOW on 01 845 6302!

  • Create a job description listing the essential skills and experience:

If you want to hire the perfect person for a position, you need to have a good description of the position. It should be able to focus on what is necessary for someone to be successful in this position, and describe what success looks like over specific periods of time.

  • Use the job description as a roadmap for creating questions:

If you have already determined that customer service skills are essential, you will want to create questions related directly to that. Review all your essentials in the description and build questions directly related to them.

  • Take notes during the interview:

This is an important step if you are interviewing a number of candidates. It can be easy for them to become sort of a blur after you have done too many. Keep notes on each one, doing this will make the next step easier.

  • Be a good listener:

When a candidate is nervous, which is usually likely, it can be easy to take over the conversation and do too much of the talking. Remember, you are interviewing them. You should do some talking, and answer questions about the business, but listen carefully, pay attention to what they are saying and keep the interview focused on the candidate.

A great interview will tell you what you need to know about the candidates work ethic, job history and expectations of your company. With this knowledge, it will be easy to select the right person to fill your open position.

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