The traditional interview will never die. As long as there are jobs to fill, there will be interviewers sitting across from nervous candidates. However, these days with so many qualified candidates to choose from, traditional interviewing techniques are fast becoming outdated. So with that in mind here are four ways to up your interview game and stay on top of current recruitment techniques.
Soft skills, or as we like to call them, non-technical skills, are just as important as qualifications and experience. But why do we often consider them an afterthought? In fact, unless we’re hiring with workplace culture in mind, assessing a candidate’s soft skills usually amounts to a few questions at the end of an interview. This can come from the fact that these skills often seem intangible and hard to assess. But you know what? We need to do more to recognize and properly assess these essential skills and here’s how you go about doing so.
Rejection hurts. And it hurts even more when you’ve put so much effort into the relationship. No, we’re not talking about how your office crush ignored you in the coffee room this morning even after you washed their cup. We’re talking about ideal candidates and the hurt you feel when they walk away from a job offer. But put the tissues away because all is not lost. Even lost candidates can become future hires if you take the right approach.
A qualified candidate with bags of experience walks out of an interview feeling on top of the world, yet a few days later a rejection email lands in their inbox. And they have no idea why. It’s the story of unsuccessful candidates the world over, and unless they get some honest feedback on how they handled the application process, there’s every chance it will keep happening again, and again, and again. We all understand the importance of giving feedback to unsuccessful candidates but do we ask for the same when we are unsuccessful recruiters?
Net neutrality is the phrase on everyone’s lips of late, and if you work in the recruitment industry, then it should also be on your mind. And no, we’re not only talking about recruiters based in the US. The net neutrality situation in the States has far-reaching implications, and it could well affect your talent sourcing efforts.