Fargo Employers: Get the Most our of Your Job Interviews

Often times, as a manager or supervisor for your business, you get put in charge of hiring without much training in regards for how to actually find the best candidates. One this to know is that the job interview can be far more than a simple Q and A. It can be a change to really find out about the potential of the interviewee. Take the time to prepare to interview those looking for jobs in Fargo, and follow this advice from CBS Money Watch:

1. It's not about you: Remember that the primary focus of the interview is on the candidate. Talking too much, especially about yourself, will result in little useable information being gathered from the limited interview time frame.

2. Avoid the Halo/Horns Effect: this is when a candidate makes an incredibly strong (halo) or lousy (horns) impression on you that instantly sways your judgment. First impressions don’t make or break the candidate, so pay attention to their performance for the rest of the interview.

3. Don’t conduct short interviews: Interviews take up time. Multiple interviews in a single day can take up a lot of time. Brief interviews are more convenient, but it’s hard to make a sound judgment on a candidate when you didn’t get much time to assess him. The ideal time frame for an interview should be 45 minutes to an hour.

4. Don’t rate candidates against each other: Comparing candidates’ strengths and weaknesses against each other is tempting, but counter-productive. Grade each candidate on established criteria; not against each other.

By Kyle Wise

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