- Be prepared. Identify the best possible candidate for the
job by doing an upfront analysis of required skills and characteristics.
- Schedule the interview and stick with it. Aside from the
rudeness of keeping an applicant waiting, a long waiting period
does nothing to reduced the already heightened anxiety of
- Avoid interruptions.
Answering telephones and speaking with co-workers while attempting
an interview is counter productive. Additionally, the applicant
may feel that the candidacy is not being taken seriously.
- Get out from behind
your desk. While you may not view your desk as a symbol of
radiating power, a more productive conversation can result
when a couple of chairs are informally pulled together.
- Try to schedule
interviews at a time convenient for you. If Mondays and Fridays
are your busiest times, schedule your interviews for the middle
of the week. Being at your best makes sense.
- Spend the first
few minutes "getting acquainted", It is wise to
explain what your plan and goals are over the course of the
interview. Give the candidate an overview of the position
and in introduction the company goals and values
- Be considerate.
Keep the interviewed applicants informed during the process
and let them know when it is clear that they are no longer
being considered. We may have future need for them.