Sample Instructions to the Interviewing Staff.
- The most important
goal of the company's goals and values is "Hire and develop
great people". A winning team takes talent, and that's
exactly what we're trying to recruit.
- Attached are some
guidelines on interviewing etiquette, tips on how to prepare
for the interview, legal considerations and a position responsibility
statement. Please look it all over
- The Process:
I will provide you each with a clean copy of the candidates
resumes as soon as we have them scheduled, so you can prepare.
- Starting on Monday,
next week I will be giving you the first round of resumes.
I will "close out" resume screening on Friday, August
28. If it's not in my hands by then, I won't evaluate it.
- We will meet briefly
on Monday August 24, and August 31 to decide which candidates
to call. I will work with HR to get them scheduled.
- Please make sure
your Outlook calendar is up to date as we will use it to schedule
your time with the candidates.
- If you need a
conference room for your interview, contact me and I will
I will coordinate with other managers for a tour of the facilities.
As a reminder, here are the key characteristics we are looking
for in each of the candidates:
- Technical competence: Each of the candidates we choose to
interview will look good on the resume. Please question candidates
to substantiate some of their claims.
- Be a team player: We're going to make a lot of demands on
the new person. See if you can get a feel how the candidate
will handle it.
- A fit for the corporate culture: Remember the goals and
values. Try to assess the person's flexibility and ability
to be proactive.
- Not all our candidates will have 100% of what we desire.
Try to get a sense on how well the candidate can pick up on
missing pieces of technology.
Historically, we have kept our candidates busy. The average
interview ran about 45 minutes per interviewer, and took about
4 hours overall.
- When I contact
the candidates I inform them of the rough schedule so they
will know that they will have a half a day with us.
- I also inform
them that business casual is appropriate for the interview.
This makes it a lot easier for those who come to us directly
from a current job. If there were a reason I needed to see
them dressed up, I'll tell them.