Hiring managers use interview to select the best candidates. It is a formal process of exchanging information between the hiring manager and the job applicant. It is a crucial step. It connects the buyer and seller together for a common purpose. But before the meeting, the hiring manager must make sure that the purpose of the meeting has been finalized. If not, it will be a total waste of time.
Recruiting of a new employee to join an organization is one of the most crucial responsibilities of a manager. It is crucial because the manager’s reputation is at stake.
For hiring managers, this face to face meeting is not the time to evaluate the job applicant. It is the time for you to represent your business, and to explain to the candidate what your organization is all about. Do not mislead the candidate. The candidate will find it out later. Then, you will have missed the right opportunity to hire the right candidate. Be honest.
So, why the interview?
The purpose of the interview is to collect more relevant and valuable information that the candidate has not given to the hiring manager. To identify the best candidate for the job. The candidate with the right Knowledge, skills, abilities, and other attributes to get the job done. As I mentioned above, it is also the time for you to market the organization to the candidate. It gives the candidate room to ask critical questions about the company, its products or services, and its people. More importantly, it is a great time for the job applicant to assess the organization to determine whether or not is the right fit.
If done right, it is a rewarding process!