Lesson 2: How to Begin An Interview
For interviewers, a job candidate might look really great on paper, but at some point you’re going to have to talk to him/her to make sure they’re the best possible person to fill your open position. Whether conducted by a panel of hiring managers or in a one-on-one setting, or in a room with a dozen other candidates waiting nearby, the oral interview involves getting the candidate to talk about themselves and to share the experiences that demonstrate if they’re a great fit. How you start the interview will set the tone for the rest of the interview. The basic items that you will need for an interview are a recording device, pen and paper. Also, a quiet setting is essential to the success of your interview. Choose a quiet place that is as free of distractions as possible. Even if you work in a bustling office, find a corner where you’ll be less likely to encounter noises or activity that can make it difficult for you and the job candidate to concentrate.