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Interview

Entrevoir ( French)
to have a glimpse of

WHAT IS AN INTERVIEW?

A selection procedure designed to predict


future job performance on the basis of
applicants oral responses to oral enquiries

OBJECTIVES OF SELECTION IN INTERVIEW


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Selecting people for jobs by:

Informing applicants about the job

Gaining unbiased factual information against the criteria


Influencing suitable candidates to accept

Demonstrating that the company


operates a fair and equitable selection
procedure (Public Relations)

Goodwill Bank

Need a process that will enhance company


stature
Fair
Friendly
Rigorous
Respect for individual - Time bound

How will a candidate not selected speak of your


organisation?

SELECTION INTERVIEW - EFFECTIVENESS


Bottom line Test - Answering Three key questions

Can he do the job

(Competence)

Will he do the job ( Motivation)

Will he fit in ( Team / Organisation)?

( Match)

SELECTION INTERVIEW

IF EFFECTIVE
Saves Time
Better job/person
matching
Satisfied
interviewers/Interviewees
Good image / PR
Tightening of recruitment
process

IF INEFFECTIVE
May end up recruiting
unfit candidates

Missing suitable
candidates

Demotivating suitable
candidates from
joining

UNDERSTANDING YOUR APPLICANTS


According to research, students have listed the following
Organisational characteristics as important to them:

Type of work you would do


Type of people you would like to work with
Training & development opportunities
Chances of promotion
Salary
Job security
Working condition
Reputation/image of the organisation
Geographical location
Hours expected at work
Benefits ( Company car, Pension , Loans etc.)

INTERVIEW PROCESS - REQUIREMENTS


Venue
INTERVIEW
PROCESS

CANDIDATE

INTERVIEWER

Expects
Professionalism
Realistic picture of job &
company/organisation
Input on where he
stands (process, time
scale etc.)
Minimal Wait
Objectivity

Needs:
Purpose of I/V
Agreed Criteria
Application form
Time to prepare and judge job
and company knowledge
Skills to obtain & evaluate
information and make effective
judgements
Relaxed and open minded
Right attitude

List the things you would like to


have seen when you last went for
an interview.
What did you expect from the
company ?

SETTING THE ENVIRONMENT

No disturbance
No phone Calls
Seating - Neutral ( Perhaps an L shape )
No distraction in the vicinity
No Power Statements
Having water available on the table ( for
candidate )
Have stationary ready ( for candidate )

Remember

Note taking - minimal , with permission

Stress Interviews - Try to avoid

Politeness - specially to bad

Airtime - 80 - 20