INTERVIEW SKILLS

The Selection Interview - We explain what a selection interview is with particular reference to competency base interviewing. The learners then participate in an activity to identify the benefits and drawbacks of this approach before looking at ways to overcome those drawbacks.

In this brief look at the topic participants are reminded of the importance of treating job candidates fairly.


PRICE organisation-In this activity learners consider 37 action cards that describe behaviours and techniques that may be used by interviewers. Their task is to fit these cards within the context of the PRICE structure. This will help them to develop a good understanding of PRICE and how they may be able to use it.


Wrinkle Chaser-Participants conduct a short interview activity to demonstrate the difficulty of interviewing without adequate preparation.


The Selection Process -Learners are reminded that interviews are a part of a selection process and do not normally stand alone.


Question Plans -Preparing a question plan is identified as key to good preparation. Participants are encouraged to use a structured approach supported by our Question Plan template.


First Impressions-Learners take part in activities to help them consider both the importance of making the right first impressions on candidates and the danger that interviewers can be unduly influenced by their first impressions of interviewees. We also look at rapport building at the start of the interview.


Traffic Lights -In this activity learners consider nine different question types and decide whether they should be used in interviews.


Effective Listening-Learners identify barriers to effective listening and ways to overcome those barriers.


The Close Phase -This provides advice on what to cover with the candidate at the end of the interview.


The Evaluation Phase -Learners are encouraged to suspend judgement until the interview is over. They are then taken though an approach for evaluating and scoring the interview linked to their question plan.