The job interview is the tool par excellence in human resources for the selection of personnel for a job. An interview with a candidate does not guarantee their hiring, but it provides the interviewer and the company with very useful information about the candidate , such as their experience, training, motivations and potential; aspects that will determine if that person is adequate to fill the vacancy.
Before conducting the interview you have to prepare it, it is very important to define well the job to be filled to correctly focus the questions , both the functions to be performed as well as the necessary skills, training and experience. If we prepare the interview well we will know exactly what profile we are looking for so that the person fits in the company and in the work team.
It is important that you adapt the interview to each candidate but that you prepare a list of basic questions that you must ask all the candidates to cover the basics, and then adapt the dialogue to each candidate as the interview develops.
The initial moments of the interview are crucial and will determine its development, we recommend that you break the ice describing the company, its history and its future plans. Then, let the candidate introduce himself and tell you about his experience, skills, educational preparation and previous work. We recommend that you ask questions that make the candidate go into details.
These are some of the questions that would be nice to ask:
It is important that you pay attention to their responses and write down what most catches your attention or the most significant, so that you can compare opinions when you have interviewed the candidates you think most can fit with the position you offer.
Before ending the interview and saying goodbye, try to keep the candidate informed about how long it would take to give you an answer or how long it will take to hear from you.
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