6 Things Recruiters Should Do Before Every Interview

When striving for the best possible interview experience, it comes down to preparation. As a recruiter, it is imperative that you are well prepared, and aware of what to expect during every single interview. According to a recent article from the LinkedIn Talent Blog, these are six things recruiters should do before every Interview:

  1. Have a clear understanding of the position. It is key to have a complete understanding of the position and the role the applicant will play within the company, in order to successfully interview someone. To guarantee this happens, plan a meeting with the hiring manager to gain a clear understanding of what they want and expect.
  2. Have interview questions ready. Coming with questions prepared provides a structured approach, which allows for the interview to be more reliable, opposed to recruiters basing decisions on their personal, or “gut” feelings.
  3. Review the candidate’s credentials. Reviewing a candidate’s LinkedIn profile and application is a crucial step that is often overlooked. However, an interview is a two way street, and it is important to make the candidate feels welcome and wanted. It can also save time during the interview process by foregoing conversation about the candidate’s background.
  4. Prepare a way to show why your company is a great place to work. Use the interview as an opportunity to highlight some of the aspects of your company that make it a unique and appealing environment. By taking the time to prepare a tour could drastically increase your ability to close candidates at your organization.
  5. Know how to answer candidate’s questions. Professionals have stated that getting their basic questions about the organization answered, particularly about day-to-day responsibilities, was most important to them during the interview. The more insight you can give them, the better the interview will be.
  6. Be ready to provide feedback. Research shows that 94% of professionals want feedback after they interview at a company and don’t get a job. By giving the desired feedback to former candidates, you have the opportunity to create a memorable and positive candidate experience.

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