How to Conduct a Good Interview

How to Conduct a Good Interview

The process of sourcing quality candidates and conducting job interviews can be both frustrating and time-consuming. But thanks to the comprehensive service offered by Murray Recruitment, conducting a good interview no longer has to be difficult. We can help you to write your job description, source the right candidates, set up interviews and send out interview confirmations to each candidate. This means that all you have to do is turn up and conduct the interviews, leaving you with plenty of time to focus on your day job, safe in the knowledge that a wealth of high-quality applicants will be waiting for you. But how do you conduct a good interview? From being friendly to using positive body language, here’s everything you need to know:

Pre-Interview

The most labour-intensive part of conducting a good job interview happens before the interview has even taken place. This stage of the interview process involves preparing your interview questions, communicating with potential candidates, and ensuring that interview times are mutually convenient. This is the part of the interview process that Murray Recruitment can organise on your behalf, managing your candidates throughout the process prior to the interview.

Other pre-interview aspects that you should consider include writing a comprehensive job description, communicating with candidates, usually via phone and email, and preparing your interview questions. The questions you choose should assess the skills, experience and culture fit of your candidates and you should ensure that the same questions are asked of each candidate to ensure that they can be assessed fairly.

On the Day of the Interview

If you have used Murray Recruitment to take care of the pre-interview process then on the day of the interview, you will have very little work left to do. You should review the CVs of each candidate thoroughly, ensure that you’re happy with your comprehensive list of interview questions, and prepare a pitch that will inform your candidates all about both your business and the available job role.

When you go into each interview, you should be equipped with your list of questions, a scorecard, and a notebook to record any important notes. You should also be prepared to answer any questions your candidates may have about the job role and your business, remembering that the questions asked by candidates can be incredibly insightful, and give you an idea of their personality and skill set.

Post-Interview

After all of your interviews are complete, you should create a shortlist of your preferred candidates, using pre-set and open criteria. Your decision should be based on the assessments you filled out straight after the interviews and the criteria you had for the job role. You will then need to inform your preferred candidate of your decision, as well as to gently let the other candidates know that they didn’t get the role. If you choose to work with Murray recruitment then we can do this difficult task on your behalf, leaving you free to focus on company development and other more important elements of your job role.

Want to conduct a good interview with minimal effort? Save yourself time and call us at 01698 628 092 to source the right candidates for you to interview. Murray Recruitment can take all the hard work out of organising interviews, meaning all you have to do is choose the right candidate for the job.

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