Conducting a job interview is by far one of the most crucial steps in the hiring process. It's the step that's either going to make or break your relationship with the job candidate. Make sure you do it right with these best practices:

Types of Interviews

There are many interviewing techniques and ways to structure your interviews. I’ve given a quick overview of 6 of the most common types of interviews. Almost all of these interviewing formats serves a useful role in the hiring process.


When and How to Use a Video Interview

Conducting a video interview can save you time and money. If you have a remote applicant you’re considering, then doing a video interview is a good step before having somebody travel all the way to meet in person.


The Skype Interview: A Free Tool That Saves You Time and Money

Skype interviews can save you an enormous amount of time, energy and money. With the average cost of hiring a new employee starting at $4000, opting for a video interview, rather than in-person (at least in the initial stages), is a great way keep your hiring process efficient.


FYI: People Lie

Let’s get real here: people might tell some white lies during the interview process. I’m sure that didn’t make you spill your coffee. Sure, people stretch the truth. But you should be aware that a startling number of people go far beyond white lies, and into completely fabricated events.


Simple, Yet Powerful Interview Questions to Ask

You may be surprised by the simplicity of these interview questions, but you will learn a tremendous amount by listening to how they answer these seemingly simple questions. The way your applicant answers these questions will also help you position your company and opportunity in the best possible light. Be sure to take notes – you’ll be glad you did when it comes time to write the offer letter!


Worst Interview Questions To Ask

Phone interviews are a great way to qualify your potential hires without investing a huge amount of time or money. This is first step is the best opportunity to weed out the MVPs from the LVPs, but you need to make sure that you’re on top of your game also. If you’re new to the hiring process, take a look at some of the worst interview questions below and avoid them at all costs!


Don’t Ask! Illegal Interview Questions (and how to still get the answers you want)

Asking illegal interview questions will lead right to discriminatory charges if they can be led back to: Race, color, religion, national origin, sex, birthplace, age, disability and martial/family status. The ability to match the question to a specific job requirement behind the question would need to be pretty clear in order for a charge not to be filed.


Behavioral Interview Questions To Ask

Behavioral Interview questions have long been a favorite of HR Managers and Hiring Managers. The idea behind Behavioral Interview Questions is that they give you a glimpse into the job applicant’s work ethic, their approach to challenges, and their ability to work as a team.


Functional Interview Questions

On their base level, functional questions only require a yes or a no answer, however, savvy interviewers know that valuable information can be gained by asking a functional interview question and then asking follow up questions to get a clear understanding of the candidate’s level of knowledge and experience.


R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: The Secret Key to Great Hiring – Recruiting Strategies That Work.

Never forget: applicants are also customers, social media users, and have a circle of influence.


Contrary Evidence: The Trick I Use to Reduce Hiring Mistakes

When you find yourself falling in love with the candidate and everything seems to be great, just — STOP. Mentally stop and readjust your mindset. Start asking more clarification questions and dig them deep.


Why I Love Taking Assessments (And How They Make Me A Better Leader)

While some view interview personality tests as a waste of time, the truth is that the right personality assessment can give you in-depth knowledge about a potential employee. A good assessment will also tell you where your potential hire’s strengths and interests lie, which helps you identify tasks that truly excite and interest them. Here are a few more reasons why you should use assessments.

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Hiring Interview Process: The Phone Interview

So you’ve never hired before and you need help figuring out the hiring interview process? Well, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve got great resources to help you learn everything you need to know.


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