Interviews are one of the most difficult steps in the hiring process, but they are essential to prevent you from repeating the exercise much sooner than you’d like. Are you adequately prepared to interview job seekers and weed out the wrong candidates?
Throw them a changeup. Most interviewers come armed with stock questions that experienced interviewees have heard many times before and can answer in their sleep. That’s why it’s imperative for you to get creative and catch candidates off guard by asking questions they’re not expecting.
Don’t jump to conclusions. Resist the urge to fall for someone who makes a great first impression and withhold judgment until after you’ve completed your entire interview.
Listen more than you talk. The purpose of a job interview is to learn more about a candidate, so they should be doing the majority of the talking. Asking open-ended questions is an effective way to get them talking and enable you to get to know them better.
By improving your interviewing skills, you can improve your chances of finding the right candidate for the job.