When I was just a junior salesman at this company I used to watch the big bosses come in to give their speeches and interviews and I would say to myself “One day I am going to be a big boss and then I’ll be the one doing the interviewing.” Well, as of last week I am now one of those big bosses and I have my first big interview coming up a week from today. I am head of the marketing division and so I am tasked with the duty of staffing up for the holidays and creating an office that works well together and can be productive.
To prepare, I have started taking Select International’s online interview training course. It is a very unique course experience because it has direct, real world application for me. The makers of this tutorial really had a working person in mind because each lesson is just two hours long and you can take them at your own pace. You will learn valuable skills such as how to interpret an applicant’s words and body language, how to ask effective questions and how to judge a person’s behavior in an objective way.
One thing I have learned is a method for scoring during interviews. I break down an interview into a few essential categories and then learn to score each one the same way. In the end I can compare my scores to help narrow down the field. There are also employee assessment tests that will help me learn about each applicant.