Most of us have been through thoroughly horrible job interviews, and unfortunately, some of us have conducted these terrible interviews. But, interviews don’t have to be terrible and difficult. When you’re the hiring manager, conducting a good interview increases the likelihood that you’ll get a good hire. Here are some tips:
Conduct a job analysis before you start asking for resumes. The first step to good interviewing is knowing exactly what position you are interviewing for. The Economic Research Institute just published a new white paper onconducting a good job analysis. They suggest you first interview the person who is currently in that position to find out what they really do. You may be surprised at how much someone does that the boss doesn’t know about. If that’s not possible, break down the job’s elements and look at everything from working conditions (inside, outside, at a desk, on your feet, hot, cold, loud, etc.) to responsibilities (both specific tasks and level of accountability). Is this job one that deals more with people or more with data or more with tangible objects? Is it customer focused or internally focused?
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