Top Mistakes As An Interviewer
Updated: Jan 17, 2022
1. Be On Time
Most interviewees are on time to their interview, so it’s important you do the same. If an interviewee has to wait for you to bring them in, it will start them off with a bad taste in their mouth.
2. Read Their Resume
Interviewees submit their resumes so that you can read them beforehand and get to know them a little better before they actually get there. Having an interviewee summarize their resume during the interview is not only a waste of everyone’s time, but it’s also incredibly rude to the interviewee who took the time to send you their resume in the first place.
3. Let Them Speak
Don’t make the interview all about you, they’re not there to learn about you. The interviewee is there strictly to learn about the company and tell you about themselves to see if they would be a good fit for the company. Let them speak, show them that you care about what they have to say and what they bring to the table.
4. Stay On Topic
Don’t ask interviewees tough questions that have nothing to do with the position they’ve applied for, not only will this confuse them as to what the position is about, but it’s also not necessary. Stay on topic and focus on discussing the position to figure out if you should hire them or not. If you choose to hire this person, then you will have more time to discuss off topic things with them, but interviews are strictly to figure out if an interviewee is right for your company.
5. Give Them Time
Rushing the interview can make the potential employee feel as if you don’t have time for them or you are not interested in what they have tosay, so it is important to allot a good amount of time for each interview so you can give each the attention it deserves. Also, interviewees are typically nervous, so if they feel rushed, their answers will not be as great as they would if they had time to really think them through.