[align=left][color=000000] Preparing for the Interview [/color] [color=660066]1. Screen the Candidates[/color]- Has the application form been completely filled out? - Have the minimum requirements been met? - Does the person have some out of the ordinary experience? - Are there any issues with the dates of employment or education? - Was the salary progression and promotional history analyzed? - Is the presentation of the résumé neat and orderly? - Did you take notes on anything that you needed to talk about? [color=660066] 2. Determine the Number of Candidates[/color] - Did you avoid setting arbitrary numbers of candidates to interview? [color=660066]3. Decide Upon the Length of the Interview[/color]- Have you determined what needs to be accomplished in the interview? - Has the interview been forced to fit an arbitrary schedule? - Is there enough time to evaluate the candidate? [color=660066]4. Set the Interview Date[/color] - Is there enough time for the applications to be returned and for schedules to be set up? [color=660066]- Is there some flexibility in the schedule? 5. Create a Positive Image[/color]- Has the interview created a positive image in the minds of the candidates, panelists and staff? [color=660066] 6. Create the Proper Physical Setting[/color]- Is the room well-lit, attractive and neat? - Is the spacing adequate for leg room and personal space? - Is the furniture well-spaced? - Is the room confidential? - Can persons with disabilities move around the room easily? [color=660066] 7. Decide on Taping the Interview[/color]- Does the organization have a policy on taping? - Do you feel comfortable taping? [color=660066] 8. Notify the Applicants[/color]- Did a letter or phone call or e-mail go to all candidates to inform them of their status? - Was all of the logistical information given to the candidates who were screened in? - Were the candidates who were screened out informed in a timely and courteous fashion? [color=660066] 9. Confirm the Interview the Day Before[/color] - Were all the candidates called to confirm the interview? [color=660066]10. Don’t Promise the Job Ahead of Time[/color] - Do you want to preserve the integrity of the hiring process? - Do you want to maintain a reputation for being fair? [color=660099]11. Set the Interview Properly[/color]- Did you do a last check on the interview room? - Are all the hospitality items prepared? - Are the tools of the interview ready? - Does the staff know what to do when the candidate arrives?