4 Answers to Know Before You Interview

The hiring process can be very stressful. One of the first steps to hiring a new employee is the interview. And one of the most essential parts of an interview is preparation. It’s not enough to just know what you want to ask or how you plan on evaluating responses — it’s also essential that you know all about your company and position before interviewing someone who may become your newest colleague! Here are four questions you should be prepared to answer before you head in to interview a candidate.

“Can you tell me more about the job position?”

And yes, this information should be outlined in the job posting, but if it’s not, or if you’ve made changes since the posting went up, you’ll need to update the candidate accordingly. Again, it’s crucial to give the candidate a clear understanding of what the position entails, so there are no surprises down the road.

“What is it like to work here?”

“What is your role in the company?”

“What are the next steps?”

Being prepared for an interview is essential, and that goes for both the hiring manager and the candidate. By knowing the answers to these questions, you’ll be in a much better position to make a decision that’s right for your company — and for the candidate too!

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Shawna Lake

Founder of Deep End Talent Strategies-keeping job seekers and employers connected to what the other side needs and wants in today’s job market.