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TIPS TO CONDUCT A JOB INTERVIEW


<p>Nowadays, it is more difficult to hire the right person for your company. While hiring for a job you want to hire the best fit, hence the interview conducted should be in the best way. This article will help you to understand how you can know a total stranger in a very short time and decide if he/she is fit for your company and the job or not.</p>

<p> <b>1. Preparation of Job Description– </b> The very first step before conducting a job interview is to understand the requirements of the job and the duties and responsibilities of the position. Therefore, it is necessary to first prepare a job description, containing all the relevant information related to the job. It not only briefs the applicants about the job, but also provides the base for an interviewer for shortlisting the applicants, and also for preparing interview questions.
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<p> <b>2. Form Interview Questions– </b> Be prepared with a set of questions beforehand to ask the candidates, based on the requirements of the job. Ask about information that will help you to make your hiring decision, and no other irrelevant questions.
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<p> <b>3. Comfortable Environment– </b> Create a comfortable environment for the candidate. Choose a quite area, free from distractions to conduct the interview. Make the candidate relax. Put him/her at ease by maintaining a friendly demeanor. Make a normal conversation with the candidate and not just a question-answer session.
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<p> <b>4. Non-verbal communication– </b> Your non-verbal gestures are also important. Make the candidate comfortable during the conversation by smiling and nodding at appropriate times. It shows that you are paying attention in the conversation.
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<p> <b>5. Avoid discriminatory questions– </b> Do not ask any discriminatory questions, like questions about caste, race, religion, age or any sensitive topics. No unlawful questions must be asked. Information asked in an interview should be limited to that which is important to know if the candidate is qualified for the job or not.
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<p> <b>6. Consider cultural fit– </b> Cultural fit is an important aspect while hiring a candidate for your company. Check if his orientation matches with your company’s environment. You need to check if he can adjust in conditions other than what he is used to.
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<p> <b>7. Document the interview– </b> Record the interview or take notes that will help you while shortlisting the candidates. Disregard any irrelevant information given by the candidate. Focus on what is important to know his/her knowledge, skills and abilities.
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<p> <b>8. Let the candidate ask queries– </b> Allow the candidate to ask questions or clear his/her doubts
regarding your company or the job. Give honest answers to his/her questions as it will let him/her decide if he/she is fit for the job or not.
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<p> <b>9. Take final decision– </b> Evaluate each candidate’s qualifications and take your final decision and choose the best candidate on the basis of his/her qualifications.
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<p> <b>10. Give Feedback – </b> It is also important to notify the other candidates that they have not been selected and thank them for showing their interest.
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<p> <b>Author: </b>
Akanksha Sharma
Anavio Global
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