The Importance of Interviews

In most companies, the Human Resources Department handles the initial stages of recruitment. Interviews provide an opportunity for both potential employer and employee to decide if the individual’s skills and character align with the firm’s needs and culture.

While it is a common belief that interviewees should prepare extensively for a work interview, the HR should not be easing off on preparations as well. After all, the HR has the responsibility of vetting and identifying the most potential.

Interviews are when you get to gather useful knowledge about the potential colleague that you cannot get out of one’s resume.

You do not want your company to lose a potential talent because you came across as unprofessional or lack the proper etiquette and knowledge that an HR personnel should possess. The first impression is significant. The HR is likely the first point of contact for the interviewee and serves as a representative of the firm.

Recruiting the suitable candidate is vital to the success of the company. Preparation is crucial and so is an unbiased comparison of candidates. It would be best to prepare a set of standard must-have questions, read through the resume thoroughly, and note down additional questions for every individual. It is also good to be aware of the different and unusual queries that interviewees may ask!

(See our other article: How to prepare for that nerve-racking job interview?)

Written by Rose