Welcome to the Interviewing Crash Course!
Assessing candidates can be a daunting task. The success of organisations hinges on identifying and attracting the best candidates, and yet so much is left to chance or first impressions, which are usually wrong.
As a manager, your most important job is to identify the best people for the job, however most managers never receive specific training on how to prepare for and conduct an effective interview.
This course is intentionally concise and jam-packed with pragmatic tips and examples, giving you a reliable framework to evaluate all the important traits of your candidates and make a bias-free judgement.
Who Is This Course For?
Hiring managers and anyone involved with interviewing activities at your company.
Contents and Overview
This course is designed for anyone who is responsible for interviewing candidates at their company. It is suited for both experienced and inexperienced interviewers.
It starts by covering some fundamental principles behind effective hiring, like the correct identification of the role to prepare a good job description, the purpose of an interview, and what information is to be gained.
It lays out a reliable framework to structure various interviews, prepare the script and a score card to assess candidates objectively.
It explains how hiring managers are often swayed by unconscious bias, how such bias presents itself, and how it clouds our judgment.
It covers the specific steps to follow to prepare for an interview, conduct it professionally, and follow up.
Finally, it provides a large collection of ready-to-use questions to highlight different aspects of the candidates, grouped by thematic area, with a guideline on how to assess the answers consistently across candidates and interviewers.
What Will You Get Out of This Course?
A concise 30min course packed with useful content validated by years of experience of hiring managers and psychology studies.
A good understanding of the best predictors of performance.
A framework to structure your interviews and identify the traits and signals most important for the open role.
Templates of questions to assess candidates under different aspects.
Knowledge to help you identify common interviewing mistakes.
Awareness of the main sources of bias.
Probing techniques to go deeper than surface-level, to source more information from candidates and get a clearer picture of their past experiences.