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When you’re the interviewer

When you’re the interviewer

Interviewing candidates can be a daunting task, even if you’ve don’t it a thousand times.. Here are some tips on how to prepare for an interview if you’re the interviewer:

Review the candidate’s resume and application: Before the interview, make sure you have thoroughly reviewed the candidate’s resume and application. This will help you ask relevant questions and understand the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

Prepare a list of questions: It’s important to have a structured interview to ensure you cover all the necessary topics. Prepare a list of questions ahead of time, and make sure they relate to the position and the candidate’s qualifications., click here to access  LinkedIn’s interview question generator, it’s a really good tool.

Understand the position: Make sure you have a clear understanding of the position you’re hiring for. This includes the required skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as the job duties, responsibilities and salary range.

Create a comfortable environment: It’s important to create a comfortable environment for the candidate so they can relax and perform at their best. Make sure the interview room is clean and well-lit, and offer the candidate a glass of water or a beverage. If the interview is online, spend the first few minutes building rapport.

Be professional and respectful: Remember that you’re representing your company during the interview, so it’s important to be professional and respectful. Make sure you’re dressed appropriately and be polite and courteous throughout the interview.

Take notes: During the interview, take notes on the candidate’s responses and any follow-up questions you may have. This will help you remember important details later on and make an informed hiring decision.

Follow up: After the interview, follow up with the candidate to let them know the status of their application. This can include sending a thank-you email, providing feedback on their interview, or letting them know if they have been selected for a second interview. If you’re working with a recruitment agency, provide the feedback to them directly ideally within 24 hours of the interview taking place, they will communicate with the candidate on your behalf.

By following these tips, you’ll be well-prepared for the interview and able to make an informed hiring decision. Remember to be respectful, professional, and thorough in your questioning, and take notes to ensure you have all the necessary information to make the best possible decision. Good luck!

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