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Best Interviewing Practices
If you’re looking for a candidate to hire, begin by preparing for the interview well in advance. Determine what skill sets, qualifications and background the interviewee must have. Ask the same questions of each candidate and have a system in place, such as a worksheet, to fairly judge one applicant against the other.
Do your part to put the candidate at ease. Relaxed candidates tend to give you a better view of what they’re all about. One tactic is to begin with open-ended questions that function as good ice-breakers. For instance: “Tell me what excites you most about …?”
As the interview progresses, shift toward more closed-ended questions: “Do you know how to write a business plan?” Also, use probing questions. These provide insight into behavior and workplace compatibility: “Describe a time when you demonstrated initiative?”
Past experience is not a guarantee of future performance. This is where case-method questions can be helpful. These questions examine how a candidate might react to challenges on the job. They can appear intimidating but they reveal problem-solving skills and analytical abilities. One such question is “How many barber shops are in Chicago?” In this case, the exact number isn’t so much the issue. The goal here is to see how the candidate approaches such a question.
Let the applicant finish each sentence, then pause before you speak. Take notes. Listen carefully for clear and succinct answers that demonstrate accomplishments and attitudes toward work. Avoid asking leading questions or telegraphing answers you desire to hear. Pay close attention to the questions a candidate has for you and the order in which they are asked.
At the close of the interview, it might be helpful to disclose where you are in the interview process — whether you’re beginning or nearing the end, and when you anticipate making a decision.