Background information on the topic "Conducting job interviews"

How to conduct job interviews professionally

An interview is the last obstacle in a job recruitment process for personnel managers and applicants. It makes sense to prepare specifically to conduct a competent job interview, because it is the only possibility to see whether the statements made in the written application match the person who presents him/herself in a personal interview. If we look at the process of staffing a position in its entirety, the stage is set for the selection of applicants as early as the formulation of the requirements profile.

The resume speaks volumes about you, so document your qualifications and expertise with the respective certificates in the written application. A frequent change of job indicates a high degree of flexibility, but can also be a sign of a lack of stamina. Gaps in the resume should be addressed in the interview. The applicant's response will indicate whether openness and honesty are among his or her social skills. Another source for preparation are job references, in which the cooperation is presented in special words.

A fixed interview guide is useful for conducting interviews. Qualified interviews make it possible to get individual answers and achieve comparability between different candidates. Open-ended questions give the candidate the opportunity to emphasize aspects of professional life that are important to him or her. Customer friendliness, service orientation and loyalty can also be explored in so-called anchor questions. The decisive factor in interviews is always the human element; only when an applicant fits in with the team, the company and the philosophy does a successful collaboration take place.

The Management-Institut Dr. Kitzmann offers trainings for a professional conduct of job interviews for personnel managers and executives on a regular basis at guaranteed seminar dates.

Author: Management-Institut Dr. A. Kitzmann

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