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Conduct the Effective Job Interview

  • Prepare your questions based on the attributes of an ideal candidate,
  • Reduce stress level. Tell the candidates in advance the questions you plan to ask.
  • Involve enough people for multiple checks.
  • Assess potential. Look for signs of the candidate's curiosity, insight, engagement, and determination.
  • Ask behavioral and situational questions.
  • Consider "cultural fit", but don't obsess because people adapt.
  • Sell the role and the organization once you're sure in your candidate.

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  1. Truly understand what you need and and tailor everything in your selection process finding the perfect person.
  2. Determine how you will find the perfect person to fill need that need. You don't want the best of what you saw. You want the best person for the job.
  3. Explain the process to the interviewee.
  4. Have a background check on the candidate before the interview.
  5. Make the interview a conversation, not an interrogation.
  6. Always ask follow up questions.
  7. Spend as much time answering questions as you do asking.
  8. Describe the next steps, don't let him be the one who ask.
  9. Provide closure every time. Failing to follow up is incredibly rude.
  10. Observe on how they act with other people before the interview.
  11. Check out the references of the candidate.
  12. Conduct one more interview to be positive that you're choosing the right one.
  13. Make an enthusiastic offer.

If your goal in an interview is to stand out among the applicant pool and be memorable, tell your story from a passionate perspective, even if that touches on the personal territory.

You might incorporate a sentence like, “I’m really passionate about x and y and so I was really attracted to your company…”