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Essential Interviewing Tips & Skills for Employers

Tips to Conduct a Successful Interview

Interviewing is the most important stage of the hiring process. While resumes let you evaluate candidates based on past experience and skill sets, interviews allow you to evaluate candidates based upon who they are, how they fit into your company’s culture and how they work with others. Knowing how to prepare, conduct and evaluate interviews is vital to hiring the best candidate.



Preparing for the Interview
Preparing for the Interview

Managers expect candidates to show up prepared for interviews – but candidates expect managers to prepare for interviews, too. It’s not enough to just glance over a resume and ask a standard set of questions. Preparation is key to conducting effective interviews.

In this chapter, you'll learn:

  • Tips for evaluating candidates
  • Valuable questions that separate the best from the rest
  • What you should do prior to any interview
    Conducting the Interview

    No matter how much preparation you’ve done before an interview, you’ve still got to be ready to think on your feet and get basic interview skills down pat while staying compliant with all hiring laws.

    In this chapter, you'll learn:
    • Best practices for taking notes during interviews
    • Tips for interviewing applicants with disabilities
    • How to interview internal candidates
      Conducting the Interview
      Selecting the Best Candidate
      Selecting the Best Candidate

      As difficult as finding and interviewing candidates can be, selecting the right new hire is even more challenging. Before you pick up the phone to schedule another interview or type up any rejection letters, make sure you’re evaluating interviewees thoroughly to take any guesswork out of hiring.

      In this chapter, you'll learn:

      • Tips for evaluating candidates
      • Ways to notify unsuccessful applicants
      • How to reject internal candidates