What Happens When the Interviewer Becomes the Interviewee?

It’s 10 minutes till 11:00 when your senses are suddenly awakened by the audible buzz of the phone. You can feel your eyes start to dilate as the rush of adrenaline courses through your body. Even before you hit the speaker button you know it’s Nancy at the front desk… “Your 11 o’clock is here”. You think to yourself, fresh meat, as you say “thank you, I’ll be up front in a minute”. Nancy’s been here long enough, she knows the game. She tells your appointment to take a seat as you go back to reading your email for another 16 minutes. You laugh to yourself as you think, let them sweat a little longer, this is just part of the interview.

Ok, ok, so maybe that’s a bit of an over exaggeration, but any good interviewer should expect a potential candidate to be well prepared and on his game before walking through your doors. By researching your company, knowing your services and being able to answer hard hitting questions, this helps you make the decision if he would be a good fit for your organization or not. But what happens when a well equipped candidate reverses the role and starts to interview you?

Many of us who do recruiting are more often concerned with preparing questions for potential candidates then anticipating the types of questions they may ask us. This recent article from Workforce Magazine gives you a variety of questions and a great opportunity to prepare yourself to get the most out of your interviews. Definitely worth a read.



On July 20th, 2011, posted in: Help For Human Resources by
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