An interviewer has to face interviews of different mindsets. Some interviewees are freshly graduated. Some look for internship opportunities and want to gain experience. So, they have different objectives and learning capacities. Here, the role of the interviewer should be strategic and technical. Interviewers should follow clear and relevant evaluation criteria.
Clear communication between interviewer and interviewee makes it quite easy to understand applicants.
● State of mind
Here are few tips on how to be a great interviewer and deal with all types of candidates:
Maintain good behavior
Amongst the candidates, there will surely be very good candidates who might deserve to get the post. Some will hesitate at the beginning but they will open up with time. Most importantly, the interviewer should give the interviewee that time to express themselves. Interviewers must control their emotions and behave accordingly. Bad interviewers chase good candidates. Mistreating the interviewee not only brings questions on the character of the interviewer but also on the reputation of the company. So, mistreatment with interviewees should be avoided and kind behavior should be approached.
Develop clear and relevant evaluation criteria
It’s crucial to establish and go over the hiring criteria for the position before the interview begins. Assessing interviewees consistently and confidently is very important. There will be several stages of the interview and a lot of criteria. Within the judging process, the interviewer must not neglect the interviewee with key qualifications for the position. Importance should be given to qualification and dedication rather than outlook, economical state, and power. The benefits of following this include-
●Consistent and fair interview experience for all candidates
●Reduction interview bias
●Technical abilities of interviewee get appreciated
Communicate expectations transparently
The interviewer should take some time to establish expectations. Interviewers should tell the interviewee everything they need to know about the interview and what the company is looking for. An interviewee should learn what they are going to face and what the authorities want from them. Interviewers should be open-minded. They have to ask interviewees from time to time if they have any questions or confusion. Clear communication is the only key to boost up the confidence of the interviewee and exchange opinions of both parties.
Giving interviews is always a stressful process. One might face dozens of interviews before getting the desired job. As an interviewer, he or she should be kind enough towards the interviewee. Interviewers don’t know the background story and efforts of an interviewee and so have no right to ridicule the interviewee. Interviewers have a part of the power on deciding the future of the interviewee for the position but judgments should be based on moral ethics.
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