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Interview Preparation for Employers | No BS Hiring Advice

Interview Preparation for Employers | No BS Hiring Advice

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to prepare for interviews just like you ask job applicants to prepare for interviews with you.


I'm back with more no BS hiring advice to help you as an HR professional ,hiring manager or small business owner do an even better job of interviewing and Staffing. Today's tip is about interviewing and it may seem like a small thing but could you really spend about three to five minutes before eachinterview reviewing the resume of the person that you're going to be speaking with for any unique questions to them?
Now,I'm not talking about the standard questions you'd want to use to evaluate someone but there tend to be unique questions that certain resumes engender that you want to be prepared for. Why? Because it's unfair to the candidate If you are left with a nagging doubt that you could have resolved during the course of your interview, but you weren't prepared.
I want to repeat that.
Because you weren't prepared. You see, you expect candidates to go to your company's website, do a certain amount of homework, etc. etc. And you need to be prepared to do what you ask them to do. And I'm just talking about 3 to 5 minutes, which is far less than what a candidate should be spending trying to prepare for you.
Just take some time. See if there's anything peculiar in the background that piques your interest that your standard interview questions would cover and start down the road of exploration during the interview. Often, people have legitimate reasons for all those job changes. It wasn't their fault the economy tanked, but you don't know that unless you ask them about it.
Take the time to review before the interview. Ask them the good questions that are going to flush things out because it will come back and you will wind up missing out on good people just because you were left with nagging doubt because you weren't prepared.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1200 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice” and is a member of

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

The Forbes Coaches Council.

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