5 Interview Tips for the Interviewer

Hiring the RIGHT people can be crucial to the success of your company and determining if they are right can all come down to the interview. As the interviewer, you should present the best setting for the interview, demeanor, and image for your company in order to get to know this potential hire the best. If you need assistance preparing for an interview, call Kmet Consulting for some HR help. Keep reading for a few interview tips for the interviewer.

5 Interview Tips for the Interviewer

Listen not only with your ears but your eyes too. Check for nonverbal cues, such as facial expressions, hand gestures, eye contact, space between you and them they give. See how they conduct themselves in a professional setting. If they come off skittish or uncomfortable, then they may not be the right candidate you are looking for.

Don’t feel pressured to fill silent moments with chatter
Allow the person you are interviewing to respond fully and then clearly assess what they are saying before you move on to your next question.

Be yourself
Act as you do normally in the office and try your best to make the interviewee feel welcome. People who feel welcome may are most likely to open up more and be themselves. You want to know who this person really is before choosing to hire them.

Ask open-ended questions
Asking open-ended questions can make the interviewee think more and act on their feet. Guide the conversation with questions pertaining to your organization and to the types of people you want working for you. For example:

  • Do you consider yourself to be a creative person? If so, why?
  • What professional in this industry do you admire most and why?
  • How would you approach negative situations, such as a customer making a complaint to you about a service your company provided?

Acquire real, possible solutions
Think of something that happened to you on the job, a problem, and ask the interviewee how they would have handled that situation. For example, you own a bakery and a customer left several poor reviews on your Facebook page – ask the interviewee how they would respond. This is a real-life problem. See if they can give you a real, possible solution.

Interview the Right Way with Kmet Consulting

We know that your time is valuable so let us find the right people for the specific job in your organization. First, we network to find you the top candidates that fit your organizational culture. We then confirm their talent through an interview process. At Kmet Consulting, we call this recruiting done right! You shouldn’t waste your time hiring someone before running a background on them. You never know what may be on someone’s record. Performing background checks on applicants and employees is an effective way to discover potential issues that could affect your business. We offer comprehensive background checks that help you make sound employment decisions and manage your risk. For more information on interviewing potential candidates and recruiting, call Kmet Consulting at 877-783-5638 or visit our website at www.KmetConsulting.com.



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