Before conducting any job interview, there are certain crucial points of carrying out a professional interface you need to keep in mind as job interviews are always a time of nervousness for both the candidate and the potential employer – and if some preparation beforehand can help this crucial hiring process go off smoothly, what are you waiting for?
Read on about some practical tips for conducting a job interview and make the hiring process for the newest employee in your company a memorable one too!
With the correct business communication tools, right attitude and confidence, you can project the right amount of professionalism to your future employee and definitely impress him or her enough to do even better after being hired.
So, research the candidate’s background by perusing the cover letter and bio-data to have the most important profile data ready at hand for proper line of questioning; read these documents twice at least so you can easily zero in on the main parts which you want to mention in the interview. E.g. what are their exceptional skills, other transferable talents that could boost productivity, career highlights or key information that helps you judge whether the candidate is the right fit.
Doing your homework and then approaching the candidate interview will give you a two-fold benefit: first, you’ll look informed and organized so easily impress the person during interview and second, you will look interested in them as an individual and not another new hire.
Also avoid talking too much because when you’re tense and you convey it to the new hire, your credibility as an employee is at stake! Instead, let the candidate give you more details; you listen and absorb these and after some small talk, get around to throwing out the more pertinent questions regarding the job and its requirements. After the basic questions have been satisfactorily answered, give out more details and benefits about the job i.e. what the company can honesty offer the worker.
Be honest if the company’s staff parties and training schedules are great; don’t reveal too many negatives about it though, but emphasize other positives for a down point e.g. great work environment versus limited starting pay or flexible working hours in lieu of working overtime on weekends.