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Save Your Precious Time With These Interview Techniques

Doris Benitez
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Up to your knees in supervising your hotel employees, monitoring general operations (ranging from housekeeping, reservations, events), managing budgets and marketing your accommodations? Then, you definitely need all the time saving tips you can get. Post a job within seconds and get applications within minutes on job portals like JOB TODAY. How can interview techniques help you save time when hiring?

We can help you get it all done and more.

1. Choose Your Interview Technique

You need to choose the one format that you are comfortable with. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Phone interview: To thin out the herd of applications, screen potential candidates via a quick phone interview. Trim down to the crème de la crème of your resume pool and dedicate your time to those individuals who have captured your attention.
  • Serial Interviews: Take one day of your busy week and invite potential workers to your establishment. Spend a few minutes with each contender and see if you want to clear him to the next stage. The latter interview will also be scheduled for the same day. Do give them a heads-up in advance that the interview process may take most of their day.
  • Panel Interview: Appoint your Assistant Hotel Manager to conduct the interview with you. Let it be a comprehensive session that will give you both strong insights into the capability of the applicant in front of you.

2. Prepare Your CV Pool

Have a quick glance at the profiles of the incoming candidates beforehand. If anything catches your eye, highlight it and ask them about it during the interview.  This interview technique will let you identify any gaps that may exist as well. Perhaps you want to learn more about the companies they were previously at.

3. Know Your Questions

Draft up a list of interview questions that you want to ask your candidates. Have a think of what the job description will entail so you can swiftly answer any questions thrown at you. This will help you identify the ideal candidate along with suitable criteria and save you from wasting time.

4. Book Your Interview Room

Let all the departments under you know that you are busy hiring their next colleague and that you must not be disturbed (unless there is something urgent!). Unwanted interruptions, incessant knocking on the door and loud background noises will distract you as well as your interviewee.

It’s true: simple interview techniques as these can expedite your recruiting process and save you a serious amount of time.

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