CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS 4 3 2 INTERVIEWS 2 Think

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CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS 4. 3. 2 INTERVIEWS

CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS 4. 3. 2 INTERVIEWS

2 Think back ? ?

2 Think back ? ?

3 Surprising facts On average, every corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes Only 4

3 Surprising facts On average, every corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes Only 4 to 6 of these people will be called for an interview. 45 % of job seekers use their mobile devices to search for jobs at least once every day 52 % research salary information. 54 % read company reviews from employees on their mobiles.

4 Things to keep in mind Develop your own employer interviewing checklist. Build rapport

4 Things to keep in mind Develop your own employer interviewing checklist. Build rapport with candidates. Review your interview questions. Give interview feedback to rejected candidates. Conduct mock interviews to improve your interviewing skills. Arrange official training courses with professional organizations

5 Craft effective interview questions

5 Craft effective interview questions

6 Craft effective interview questions A big part of your interview preparation is deciding

6 Craft effective interview questions A big part of your interview preparation is deciding what questions to ask candidates. You can find many interview questions sorted by job and type on online libraries.

7 Craft effective interview questions

7 Craft effective interview questions

Focus on behavioral and situational questions. Stay away from “cliché” questions to avoid practiced

Focus on behavioral and situational questions. Stay away from “cliché” questions to avoid practiced responses. Look for people who can bring a new perspective to your team, instead of being an exact “culture fit. ” Tie interview questions to job requirements. Craft a few questions to assess each skill you’re looking for. 8

9 Practice your pitch

9 Practice your pitch

10 Practice your pitch Both interviewers and candidates are evaluating each other during interviews.

10 Practice your pitch Both interviewers and candidates are evaluating each other during interviews. While you assess whether candidates are right for the job, candidates try to determine whether they want to work for you. Make your interview experience positive

11 Practice your pitch Prepare a checklist Market your company and the position. How

11 Practice your pitch Prepare a checklist Market your company and the position. How your company tries to fulfill its mission. What your company does to keep employees happy and motivated. Any plans that have been announced to expand What challenges someone who works in the role you’re hiring for may face How that particular position fits into your organizational structure

12 Combat your bias

12 Combat your bias

13 Combat your bias We are all prone to biases. Bias is prejudice in

13 Combat your bias We are all prone to biases. Bias is prejudice in favour of or against one thing, person, or group compared with another, usually in a way considered to be unfair. Just decades ago, those who interviewed musicians to join orchestras were unwittingly making biased hiring decisions, resulting in almost all-male orchestras.

14 How to combat your bias Identify your own biases Despite good intentions, biases

14 How to combat your bias Identify your own biases Despite good intentions, biases may interfere with your hiring process. Learn to discard Ask yourself whether certain characteristics really irrelevant information affect a candidate’s job performance. Slow down your decision making. Interviewers often come to a decision about a candidate very early in an interview. Take your time and consult your notes afterwards. If you want to assess Java coding skills, use Focus on job-related assignments or ask candidates to solve problems characteristics on a whiteboard. Resist hiring in your Interviewers often end up hiring candidates similar own image to them (e. g. who have the same hobbies. )

15 A final note Improving your interviewing skills takes time, but the payoff is

15 A final note Improving your interviewing skills takes time, but the payoff is worth it. Effective interviews bring you one step closer to hiring the right people to reinforce your team

CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS 4. 3. 2 INTERVIEWS

CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS 4. 3. 2 INTERVIEWS