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Interview Tips

Interview tips for employers

The interview process can be daunting for both the candidate and the interviewer. However the emphasis is often on the interviewee to perform well, it is equally important for the employer to conduct can effective interview in order to find the best person for the job. We have the following tips to help you conduct an effective interview: 

Preparation

It is just as important for the interviewer to put as much preparation into an interview as the candidate. Similar to the interviewee, you should conduct research into the candidate and their previous roles. Understanding their experience and history will ensure you help you ask the right questions and get a better idea of the candidate's strengths and weaknesses.

Ensure the candidate feels comfortable

Candidates can often be nervous or anxious as the pressure and expectations mount within the interview. As such it is important to make the interviewee feel comfortable and relaxed as the more relaxed the interview becomes the more likely the candidate is to answer the questions openly. 

Ask the right questions

Gold Group recruiters experience interviews asking the wrong questions. Questions which are irrelevant can confuse the candidate and distract from the relevant information. Careful thought must be taken when mapping out the interview questions.  

Closing the interview

Closing the interview can be the determining factor on whether the candidate is the fitting for the role. As such, Gold Group suggest asking questions similar to these:

  • What are your thoughts on the role and organisation?
  • How did you find the commute today?
  • What salary are you likely to ask for? 
  • What are your plans for the remainder of the day?

Although these questions will provide you with more insight about the candidate's suitability for the role, this part of the interview should have some degree of flexibility depending on the interviewee's answers. 


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