Hire the Right Person
Hire the right person.
Del Still, author of
High Impact Hiring provides the answers to a smart hire.
Use his exclusive 7 step process to hire right, sample forms and 175
sample questions to ask
How can I tell if a applicant is lying
in the job interview?
There is a tried and true
way to determine if an applicant is lying. Ask the applicant to
describe a work experience they have had that is related to a specific job
related skill you are attempting to evaluate. As the candidate
responds, probe for detailed information. Be sure to take notes as the
candidate responds. Then say, "Who can I talk to in order to verify
the information you have just given me?" Be sure to contact this
person as part of your reference checking process. More tips below.
Mock Interviews for ideas. The
Interview Question Bank also provides sample questions.
interviews quickly and easily with questions matched to the key requirements
for the job (by Steven Harvey). Choose from over 600 interview questions listed
under 48 skills and abilities. Also included are over 400 interview
questions for 34 supervisory skills and abilities. The 1,000+
interview questions include over 300 behavioral questions. Use the
Interviewer's Question Bank.
What's your opinion of having an applicant go through a timed
writing/problem-solving exercise and asking questions based on the
How should I use a telephone interview?
Would you recommend a structured interview?
"In your book "High Impact Hiring" you recommend using a behavior based
How should I start the interview? Should I ask a question to help the
How many questions should I ask in an interview?
How would I create questions to evaluate interpersonal skills?
I was just hired as a supervisor and will be interviewing soon.
How can I come up with the right questions to ask?
What type of questions will tell me if a person is detail-oriented?
What type of questions will tell me if a person is self motivated?
What is the value, if any, of questions like; "If you were an animal in
the zoo, what animal would you be?
I am currently conducting a seminar on interviewing/recruiting. I
need some examples of probing thoughtfully and any other suggestions on
DURING THE INTERVIEW
How do you stop an applicant from giving run-on, rambling answers that
don't answer the question?
How can I tell if a applicant is lying in the job interview?
We have high turnover due to high level of "nasty" customers we
have to handle. What type of questions would be good in
determining what candidates are good at handling these people?
What non-verbal signs do you look for while interviewing?
You recommend in your book (High Impact Hiring) informing the candidate
they can look at the notes after the interview. I was wondering if
you could just give me a few pointers on what notes to take?
AFTER THE INTERVIEW
What questions are you allowed to ask the candidates' references as well
as what information references are allowed to give?
How do I tell an applicant that they didn't get the job?