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If you plan to recruit in the near future, make sure you're aware of the two types interviews

by , 02 May 2014
Many employers make mistakes when recruiting new employees. High staff turnover rates are proof of this. So where do these employers go wrong? They choose the wrong type of interview to assess candidates and some don't even know about the different types if interviews. Don't make the same mistake. Continue reading to find out about the two types of interviews so you can get the right candidate for the job the first time around.

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Revealed: Two types of job interviews and when to use them

Interview type #1: Unstructured interview

You can use an unstructured interview when you want to find out a little more about the candidate. Here, you simply hold a conversation rather than asking planned questions.

Interview type #2: Competency-based interview

The Practical Guide to Human Resources Management says you must use a competency-based interview to find out if the candidate has the required competencies for the job.

'Ask questions that allow the candidate to give examples of times in the past when he's displayed the required competencies.'

Checkout Recruitment: The Complete Guide if you want questions for unstructured interviews as well as questions for competency-based interviews.

We're not done. There are certain points you need to keep in mind when it comes to interviews…

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Keep these points in mind when it comes to interviews

  1. A first interview must take approximately 30minutes.
  2. If you include the competency-based questions, the interview will take approximately an hour.
  3. The number of interviews you need to conduct will depend on the number of questions you need to ask and on competencies you need to assess.

There you have it. Knowing about the two types of interviews and using the correct one will move you a step closer to getting the right candidate for the job the first time around.

PS: Recruitment: The Complete Guide has all the questions you need to ask for each of these interviews. It also has two more interview types you need to know about. Check it out now to avoid making costly mistakes when recruiting.



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