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    Conducting Effective Interviews

    Our service at MakeYourMove will guarantee that you connect with a range of candidates who are genuine, qualified and eager. This means that the first, and most tasking process has already been taken care of by our associates.

    Once you select the candidates that you are interested in, the next stage in the recruitment process is conducting interviews. As a recruiter, it is during this stage that you have the opportunity to learn more about the candidate, so that you can hire the best fit for role.

    Here are 4 tips on how to conduct an effective interview, so that you can avoid costly hiring mistakes, and instead, recruit a candidate who will be a positive contributor to your organizational goals.

    1. Be prepared

    Make sure that you are well aware of the job role, and the requirements, as well as the candidates potential of fulfilling them based on their qualifications, skills and experiences. This will help you frame questions to hone in on their capabilities, and strengths, discovering whether the information on their CV matches up to what they are like in-person.

    2. Ask open-ended questions

    It is a good idea to prepare the questions you ask in advance, ones that are related to the position, as well as a job setting in general. You can create some scenarios, and “what-if” situations to see how the candidate would handle it. This will give you a glimpse into what it would be like to have them aboard. Asking all candidates a set of similar questions of this sort will also help so that you can compare answers later and make a decision based on that.

    3. Allow the candidate to ask questions

    Although for majority of the discussion, you will be the one asking the questions, remember to give the candidate the opportunity to do the same. This will help both parties assess whether the position is the right fit for them, and will also give you a chance to really ensure that they are interested in the job.

    4. Follow up with each candidate

    It is courteous and professional to update each candidate after the interview. At the end of the interview, inform the candidate of the hiring process timeline. Once you have made a decision, make sure to send polite and respectful rejection notifications to the other candidates, thanking them for their time. This will help you maintain a positive relationship with qualified candidates whom you may plan to invite to apply for other roles.

    At MakeYourMove, we are dedicated to easing the recruitment process, and it is our mission to lead you towards reaching, and hiring the right candidates. Together with our services, if you follow these tips when conducting interviews, we are sure to reach our goal for your organization, together.

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