Interviewing Skills for the Interviewer

Human Resource Management

Course Duration: One day

Course Overview

In today's ultra-competitive market, the value of recognising the best candidate for the job cannot be over-estimated. Successful recruitment presents an ongoing challenge and attracting and selecting the right candidate is fundamental to future success. The cost of making the wrong choice in recruitment is both expensive and hugely time-consuming. Our Interviewing Skills for the Interviewer course will help you meet the challenges of the interview situation, use the proper tools for the job and greatly increase the chance of making the right selection decision first time.  You will learn the basic interviewing skills for the interviewer, interviewer preparation before an interview and how to interview well as an interviewer.


  • Using the most reliable methods to select the right applicant 
  • Preparing for the interview - creating the picture of what you are looking for 
  • The job purpose, job description and a person specification 
  • The difference between "essential" and "desirable" when forming a person specification 
  • Communication skills during the interview situation
  • Determining competency through situational questioning
  • Preparing the interview room
  • Communication with the candidate - building rapport and the importance of putting the candidate at ease
  • The five-part structure - greeting, route mapping, investigating, providing information and summarising Selling the position and your organisation - impressing candidates that meet your requirements
  • The interview summary and checklist
  • The legal framework - highlight key laws and regulations and their impact upon the interview process
  • Practical exercises within the group
  • Retaining good will by following up in the correct manner

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