Why Is The Interview So Important?The human resources department is responsible for screening candidates to verify the information on their resumes. Once that is done, qualified candidates are generally passed along to the manager of the department in which they'll work. As a department manager or supervisor, it's likely you'll be working very closely with the job candidate you hire. That's one reason it's so important that you're very thorough in your interview. Another reason is that your decision is an indication of your ability to manager. A good or bad choice will reflect on you. Your new hire will interact not only with you, but with your boss, your colleagues, your staff, and your customers. You'll be responsible for making sure the candidate:
- can do the job well;
- fits in well with other members of your department; and
- will be able to work well with you
Preparing For the InterviewBefore you begin interviewing candidates, you should prepare some general questions. You will also want to take some time to review each job candidate's resume or application. This will give you the opportunity to prepare questions that are relevant to the candidate's work history, such as:
- What did you like best about working at XYZ Company?
- What did you like least about working at XYZ Company
- Describe your manager at PQR Inc.