One of the keys to growing a powerful and successful team is to hire the right people for the job. For me, interviewing is an art and a serious one at that. To be able to gauge a person’s fitment in a few hours – is not an easy job.
Often I find articles posted on how to crack an interview – and ironically most of them are pretty cliché and would probably lead you down the wrong path – if you come across any logical interviewer.
Having been a part of the interviewing panel with my current org for close to a decade now and having spent over a thousand hours interviewing people, I wanted to share my experiences of whats worked well and how does one prepare to take an interview. I believe the whole process can be broken down in to smaller steps, as stated below. I would share my experiences, thoughts on each of the steps and would be happy if you can share your perspective on the same.
- Understanding the need/ requirements
- Knowing what the role demands, holistically look at the skills required for someone to be successful in the role.
- Screening/evaluating resumes
- Knowing the candidate better
- Domain Interview
- Assessing the core competency
- Looking at potential and maturity of the candidate
- Identifying and validating the reason of change
- The deciding question