Insights

The Cost of a Poor Interview Technique

 

We frequently hear of candidates failing to prepare properly for interviews- but often the prep from hiring managers can fall short too. It’s easy to think ‘I’m hiring, they need to prepare for me’ but this won’t help you to attract the best talent in normal times, let alone in today’s highly competitive market.

Here are some tips to help secure the best people for your team. These are all based on feedback I have had personally from candidates:

it’s highly disrespectful to skim-read a CV on the fly whilst the candidate is sitting in front of you. Final interviewers are the guiltiest of this (yes, you CEOs…).

you may have interview fatigue but it’ll only get worse if candidates detect that you are starting from a point of cynicism and disinterest.

if you ask the same questions at each interview stage, it looks like there isn’t any internal communication or structure to the process.

interviewing is a two-way process and not leaving or making time for the candidate to ask questions portrays arrogance.

don’t say you’ll have feedback in 24 hours if that’s not going to happen.

candidates put a lot of time into interviews, it’s only fair they get feedback swiftly.

Jeff Glickman TSC

Owning Your Sales Domain | Tech Salescraft with Jeff Glickman, EVP Global Sales at Referral-AI

Joining James on this episode of Tech Salescraft is Jeff Glickman, EVP Global Sales at...
Lori Blog Image

Navigating Cultures for Successful Worldwide Growth | Lori Brigg, CRO at Zesty

Joining James on a recent episode of Tech Salescraft, all the way from California, was...
Alex thumbnail

A Commitment to Technology Innovation | Tech Salescraft with Alex Lyhovez, Co-Founder& VP at SPS-APP

On today's episode of Tech Salescraft, James is delighted to welcome Alex Lyhovez, Co-Founder &...

Latest Jobs