Preparing for an Interview
A good interviewer...
Have a plan:
Click on the following file for an example of a quick and easy plan you should formulate with the other participants in your interview panel, AHEAD of the interview(s), so everyone knows what they will be doing:
Items to Prepare:
Set Aside enough time: We're all busy these days. But block off time when you will not be distracted, and the candidate will not feel ignored
Prepare a good space: Reserve a space where you, your interview panel, and your candidate will feel comfortable. It should be free from distraction, including email, monitors, or busy hallways.
Prepare interview packets: The day before interviews are scheduled, interview packets should be prepped with copies of the interview questions and candidates' resumes for every member of the interview panel. Copies of the Job Description or Job Posting can also be helpful for candidates as well as the interview panel.
Prepare a list: Know what qualities you are looking for. Knowing your "must-haves" and "nice-to-haves" when it comes to experience or skills can be very helpful. Also, remember that some things you can handle later with training.
Good Interview Notes: Having clear, legible notes will help during discussions after interviews are complete. And as a reminder, all interview notes, even those for candidates who are not selected for a position, must be turned into HR, and may be subject to review.