This column is my first column covering one topic. The contents are so insightful, even incredibly beneficial, and should be a must read for anyone involved in any part of the interviewing process. I believe that much of it will lead to better hires.
Everyday I deal with either prepping candidates for their interview or debriefing companies on their thoughts about that interview. From all this listening I have comprised what I think are the most common interviewing mistakes on both sides, though in this column I will only discuss the company side. Remember after every interview I hear the thoughts on what occurred from both sides. I hear the questions they were asked and I hear how they were answered, and I actually get to hear this from both the candidate and the company.
Every, and I mean every, company thinks their interviewing style and approach is the best. Fact is, every company has good and bad hires, and the most promising hires sometimes do not work out and vice versa. So take a look at the following and think if your company can use the following suggestions: after filtering much from both sides, here are just a few of the most common easy to remedy mistakes… (more…)