The Do’s and Don’ts of Interviewing

From the employer’s perspective, a job interview is significantly less stressful than it would be in the applicant’s chair. However, because it is such an important part of the hiring process, it is crucial that you go about conducting your interviews in the right way. You should, for example, focus less on the kind of information you would be able to learn from a simple pre-employment background check, and more on the applicant’s own personality and “fit” with your company. Let AIR Pre-Hire walk you through some of the basic do’s and don’ts of conducting an interview.

 To Do When Interviewing

From looking at an applicant’s resume or the results of their background check, you are probably already aware of their employment history. The interview is the ideal time to allow the applicant to fill in some of the gaps that this information can sometimes leave. For example, you may see that the applicant moved from a job in one field to a job in another, somewhat unrelated one. Target your questions in the interview to ask about specific things like this; it will help you come to understand your potential employee better, and it will help you avoid the redundancy of confirming what you already know. You should also take the opportunity to find out how much they know about your company and the work you do- an interviewee who has not invested a little time into research may not be the ideal candidate.

 To NOT Do When Interviewing

While there is something to be said about seeing whether an applicant can think on their feet, hitting them with the cliché “What animal would you be?” or “What’s your favorite color?” questions don’t do all that much to tell you about their personality past a very superficial level. As you get further into the interview, you should be able to tailor your questions more specifically to the individual candidate; don’t lapse into a serious of standard, surface-level questions.

After establishing a set of information from your background check, you can use the interview to further narrow down the field of applicants and ensure that the one you pick is the right pick for your company.

Interview Process

AIR Pre-Hire in Reisterstown, MD, conducts accurate and verified universal background screening, so you will have thorough background checks on your employees. Here at AIR Pre-Hire we don’t simply check the basic information, we dig deep to identify inconsistencies and make sure your potential employees (as well as existing employees) are acceptable for hire. This is the human element of our custom pre-screening service. You can count on us for timely, verified pre-screening and employee re-screening.

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