Interview Like a Pro

All too many managers walk into an interview with little or no preparation, yet complain that they do not have very good “luck” in finding good employees. This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge they need to design and conduct effective interviews that will dramatically increase the effectiveness of their hiring efforts.

Instructional Objectives:

The following topics will be covered:
  • The different types of interview questions and when it is (and isn’t) effective to use each type;
  • The different types of employment interviews and know when to use them;
  • The stages of an interview and the types of questions and techniques that are used in each stage;
  • Legal issues to consider in an interview (what you can and cannot ask);
  • How to design effective interview questions (of various types) for specific positions they are recruiting for; and
  • How to customize the templates provided to prepare effectively for interviews.

Measurable Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Prepare quickly and effectively to conduct professional quality interviews with all candidates;
  • Use a variety of types of interview questions to achieve their candidate assessment objectives;
  • Demonstrate effective use of the different skills required in various stages of the interview process; and
  • Customize the templates provided to prepare for interviews for a variety of positions.

Assessement Methods:

Our instructors are continuously assessing the student’s comprehension and ability to apply their learning through assignments, case studies, and interactive classroom activities that check for understanding. This is crucial in today’s fast-paced business environment as each new skill participants not only learn, but are able to apply in the workplace will have a huge positive impact on the business’s ability to thrive. Unlike structured public courses at colleges and universities that provide more general knowledge and must follow a rigid timeline, our on-site group training format allows our instructors to take the time to ensure that participants are able to take the skills and knowledge they gain in class and apply it to their unique situation to get the results they want in their work and business. We assess the student’s learning and progress using the following methods:

  • Application assignments for in between each training session to apply what was learned in their role in the business. (These assignments are sent in to the instructor in between each session so that the instructor can review them and provide further feedback if the student has not completed the assignment correctly.)
  • Interactive exercises, questions and discussion during the training sessions to ensure that the student understands how to apply the concepts in their role and/or business.
  • Student self-evaluation of their learning at the beginning and end of the program. (This is a brief 5 minute paper survey that the student takes at the beginning and end of each module to provide them with a measure of the knowledge they have gained from the training).
  • (Note: Our instructors are always available via phone and e-mail in-between training sessions should students need assistance with their assignments. This ensures that students are able to complete assignments and be fully prepared to build on their learning in the next session.)

This program builds competencies in the following areas:

Duration: 4 Hours

Format: Entrepreneur Training, Group Training