How to Design Your Interview Process

Stocksy_txp73adb7db774100_Small_207463.jpgEven before you began hiring candidates, you likely heard the term “behavioral interview”. But now that you’re a recruiter, how are you supposed to know which behaviors to look for? Or maybe you’ve started arranging “lunch interviews” for candidates, but wait, are you actually supposed to evaluate candidates over lunch? And why is there this widespread aversion to the idea of a “culture fit” interview? 

In our new series, “How to Design Your Interview Process”, we’re equipping you with the tools to structure and streamline your interview process. As a recruiter or hiring manager, you likely feel a lot of pressure to perfect your lineup of interviews. You’re expected to craft a process that both engages your candidates and allows your interviewers to properly evaluate them. You have to get to know your candidates without slapping an 8 hour interview on their calendar. Without an idea of how other companies build their interview panels, however, you might find yourself typing “best interview questions” and “common types of interviews” into your Google search bar, yet failing to find the answers you seek.  

Our series outlines just one of the many ways you can structure your interview process. We begin with a deep dive into the recruiter phone screen including phone interview questions, and we continue to walk through best practices for common interviews such as the skills fit, lunch, presentation and hiring manager interview. Every organization is different, and so you may not be able to follow our outline step by step. Still, we hope that by the end of our series, you emerge with a more defined interview process that fits your team’s needs. 

 Dive deep into our 5-part series: 

1. Phone Screen Interview: 5 Questions that Will Level Up Your Phone Screen 

2. Skills Fit Interview: How to Integrate the Skills Fit Into Your Interview Process

3. Hiring Manager Interview: Hiring Managers, It’s Time to Build Your Dream Team

4. Lunch Interview: How to Make the Most of Your Lunch Interview

5. Presentation Interview: 4 Ways to Master the Art of the Presentation Interview