Help your candidates perform at their best during their interview It’s important to ensure that you, as well as your candidates, get the most out of every interview. In this blog we’ll explore the ways in which you can help your candidates perform at their best during their interview.  

All hiring managers understand that some candidates are better at interviewing than others. However, just because an individual is confident with interviews, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the best person for the job.

By following these simple steps, you can create a more supportive interview process, allowing your candidates to demonstrate their true potential. This way you can gain a better understanding of their capabilities and make an informed decision on who is the best candidate for the job.   

  1. Give the candidates time to answer
    • Allow the candidates moment to think and reflect on the question you have just asked. Resist the temptation to interrupt when they’re speaking, make a note of what you’d like to say and talk about it once the candidate has finished.
  1. Specifics
    • When asking behavioural questions, ensure you ask for real world examples, not just hypotheticals.
  1. Don’t be afraid to follow up
    • If you feel a candidate’s answer seems incomplete, ask a follow-up question to help fill in the blanks.
  1. The STAR method
    • The STAR method (situation, task, action, result) allows candidates to answer your questions in a structured way.1

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