How To Be a Successful Interviewer


Learn Proven Interview Skills to Conduct Better Interviews and Choose The Right Candidate for the Job 

This Onsite Interviewing Skills Seminar provides training on behavioral based interviewing techniques, develops interview skills to ask great questions and probe answers to make great hiring decisions. Plus, you learn how to keep the interview legal.  Our competency-focused behavioral-based interview training makes use of the principle that past and present behavior is the best predictor of future performance.

The seminar is a fast-paced and highly interactive learning experience. Participants learn skills in a practice-driven environment.  Exercises, practical examples and immediate feedback build confidence and effectiveness that can be applied immediately on the job.


To avoid hiring mistakes you must pay close attention to your recruiting, interviewing and candidate selection process.


If these questions concern you, this seminar is for you.

  • Are you hiring the candidate who best fits the job and the organization?
  • Do interviewers know how to hire the person with the right “work attitude”?
  • Do interviewers really understand how to probe for on-the-job behaviors?
  • Does your hiring or selection process lack consistency?
  • Are your interviewers asking illegal interview questions?
  • Are you making hiring mistakes?

Good interview skills and techniques help you match the best person to the right job and build a bright future for your organization. Poor hiring decisions are costly in terms of time, excessive recruiting costs, added training costs, poor performance and negative impact on good performers.

This training develops interviewing skills and up-to-date techniques to improve your ability to hire a winning team. Participants learn the elements of a successful interview. They learn proven methods for assessing and measuring an applicant’s strengths and weaknesses. They discover how to make an accurate read on a candidate’s skill level, their work attitude and job aptitude.   With newly developed listening skills and probing skills, participants leave this training with the tools they need to make great hiring decisions.

We tailor this course to meet the needs of your business and address the specific job placement issues your organization is facing.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for recruiters, managers, supervisors and anyone involved in the candidate selection process. Beginners and those with interviewing experience benefit by developing skills to identify the candidate who best fits the needs of the job, the department and the organization.


Training Benefits

  • Avoid the most common interviewing mistakes
  • Understand the legal guidelines all interviewers must know
  • Prepare for the interview to be beneficial to both parties
  • Understand the “dos” and “don’ts” of interviewing
  • Identify the best candidate with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to get the job done
  • Establish the format and ground rules for the interview
  • Document the interview by focusing on descriptions and facts, not judgments and opinions


Overview of Concepts and Deliverables Provided

  • Understand the need for job analysis
  • Define essential functions and hiring criteria
  • Understand and comply with EEO and legal rules and guidelines
  • Know how to avoid charges of intentional or unintentional discrimination
  • When and when not to use group interviews and, if used, how to make them work
  • Developing essential interviewing skills - Active listening - Communicating with different styles
  • Recognizing the red flags you should look for in resumes
  • Planning for the interview
  • Creating the best interview environment
  • Developing rapport with candidates and making them feel at ease
  • Developing interview questions
  • Asking powerful questions to identify the best candidates
  • Probing for additional information
  • Using all the various types of questions appropriately to get past a reluctant candidate’s defense mechanisms
  • Reading the telling non-verbal clues
  • Finding out about a candidate’s personality and attitude – and how to spot red flags
  • Handling “volunteered” information you would rather not know
  • How to answer the candidate’s questions
  • What’s different about interviewing internal candidates
  • Warning signs that tell you the candidate is not what you are looking for
  • What to tell candidates, and what to avoid telling, about your organization
  • Do’s and don’ts for tests and assessments
  • Closing an interview effectively
  • Selecting the right person – evaluating and comparing candidates
  • How to approach reference checking for best results
  • Getting references to open up and give you the information you really want
  • Skills Practice


Interviewing skills are essential to making good hiring decisions. Without training, hiring decisions can end up being popularity contests or outright illegal. We recommend organizations make interviewing skills training available to recruiters, supervisors and managers at all levels. 

To receive more information about this training call toll free at 877-385-5515. 

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