Recruiting Tips

Successful Interviewers’ Skills

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Ability to choose the right people to interview

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Using active listening skills

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Thinking on your feet

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Flexibility

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Ability to plan for the interview quickly and thoroughly

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Ability to organize, compare and analyze information

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Knowledge of your organization/service/product

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Belief in your organization/service/product

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Ability to provide a win-win outcome

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Scheduling and following through carefully and accurately on follow-up

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A love of interacting with people

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Persistence

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Thorough documentation

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Knowing what your competitions for this person (or their information) do

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Ability to create a good impression for yourself and your organization

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Ability to help the person you’re interviewing understand the benefits to them

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Ability to help the person you’re interviewing understand what you need from them

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Using quick, thorough research skills

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Being able to feel positive very quickly after rejection or an error

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Using a voice that is interpreted by the person you’re interviewing as enthusiastic

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Knowing the way the person you’re interviewing likes to be communicated with

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Understanding the time limits of the person you’re interviewing

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Using words that are clear, concise, verb first and first person when speaking and writing

From Interviewing Skills for Managers, by Carolyn B Thompson, 2002


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