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Use this checklist to prepare for an interview and ensure your recruitment is a success

by , 05 May 2014
Prominent scientist Alexander Graham Bell - the inventor of the telephone - once said: 'Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.' This quote fits perfectly when it comes to interviews. If you want your recruitment drive to be a success, you must prepare thoroughly. But where do you start? Our labour experts have put together a checklist so you can easily prepare for any interview.


The A-Z of legal recruitment

  • Did you know there are 11 legal requirements for recruitment?
  • Do you know how the Employment Equity Act affects your job advertisement?
  • Do you know what checks you can legally conduct on an applicant?
  • Are you sure your employment contract includes the 16 clauses the law says you must have?

If you don't have all of these aspects correct, you'll be on the wrong side of the law when it comes to your recruitment process.


Use this checklist to prepare for your interview

Our experts at the Labour & HR Club give you the checklist that'll help you prepare for the interview:

#1: Go over the CV one last time. Check for gaps, dates and note any concerns.

#2: If you have forms that the applicant filled in, check these and make sure they've been filled incompletely and correctly.

#3: Do research on the position as well as the applicant's current position.

The last thing you want is to be caught out by an applicant who knows more than you do.

While you don't have to be an expert on every position that exists, you need to know enough to interact intelligently and provide information when asked.

#4: Review the job description and specifications before the interview, especially if you're interviewing various applicants for different positions in one day; and

#5: Have a list of the questions you want answered during the interview.

Checkout Recruitment: The Complete Guide to see the types of job questions you can ask.

That's not all you need to know about preparing for the interview…


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Preparing for the interview isn't the only thing you need to do to ensure success

There are four more things you need to do to guarantee a successful interview and ensure your recruitment drive is a success. Get all the info here.

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