It's not only the candidate's who need some tips for a good interview. An interview is not only for the interviewer to assess the candidate, but also for the candidate to see if this is a company that they would like to work for. Here are a few tips for the interviewer.
1) Review the candidates’ name!
- Additionally review the candidates’ CV to help you prepare questions to tailor to their experience, as well as the position that they have applied for.
2) Be welcoming
- Welcome your candidate with a smile and a handshake. Make informal conversation with them about their day/journey before starting the interview. This will put the interviewee at ease – you get the best out of a comfortable, relaxed candidate.
3) Outline the interview structure for the candidate
- This will help relax the interviewee and also ensure a smoothly run interview with clear direction.
- A structure will also help make sure everything is covered that needs to be in the interview.
4) Limit the number of questions you ask
- The candidate does not want to feel rushed when answering the questions. Try to limit these to 8-12 questions for a 1 hour interview.
5) Take notes
- If you are seeing more than one candidate for the same job it is important to make notes for each, so you do not forget any important information about a candidate.
- Additionally, you do not want to get the candidates interviews muddled up when making your choice on who is best to fill the role.
6) Follow up
- Whether by phone or email, make sure you let the candidate know if they have been successful or unsuccessful.