How to Build the Right Interview Team

How to Build the Right Interview Team

When it comes to interviewing, do you wing it or plan it? I hope you responded with the latter.

Before any interview, it’s important to make sure you have a solid interview team in place, and that you’ve thought through what kind of buy-in you need from stakeholders beyond your immediate department.

That will help you formulate the right questions and create a structured interview that aims to collect all the right information.

For instance, aim to ask some combination of the following types of questions:

  1. Background questions such as personal history in work, education, etc.
  2. Situational questions about how the candidate would handle a particular scenario.
  3. Behavioral questions about how the candidate behaved in previous roles.
  4. Knowledge questions about the role.
  5. Values questions that will determine whether the candidate is a good cultural fit.

In my 20 years of experience in recruiting, I’ve seen clients have the greatest success hiring when their interviews are structured intentionally like this.

If you have questions about the types of things your interview should cover, never hesitate to reach out.

By Michael Barros, Managing Partner, Prestige Scientific, Inc.