Tutorial on How to Conduct an Interview

Much has been said about how to prepare for a job interview, however, there is very less written on how to conduct an interview. Selecting interviewee basis their loyalty towards the company along with their ability to contribute to the company is not a child’s play. An inexperienced interviewer can endanger the quality of workforce recruited to perform operations in a company. A company is a group of people working together to achieve a common objective. If people selected for a company do not work in rhythm with the company’s goals and objectives then it is destined to doom.

An interviewer should be able to read between the lines in a resume. Interviewer should review resume very carefully and derive a brief summary on each. Be clear in your mind what you are going to ask interviewee in the interview. What qualities are you looking for in the interview? What are the needs of the hiring company and the process? Interviewer must prepare a set of questions based on information provided in the resume itself. Apart from this interviewer should be in a position to just whether the interviewee has genuine interest in the current opening for which hiring is going on.

Observe the body language of the person, the way and tone of responses. Is the interviewee confident or confused? Whether he/she makes eye contact or not? Chart out the pros and cons about the applicant as soon as the interview gets over. This won’t take long to pen down but this will definitely provide you with an insight about the candidate while preparing a cumulative result of the interview process.

Following these guidelines systematically will help you in recruiting the best manpower for your organisation. All the best for your head hunt.

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