When it comes to interviewing and hiring new employees, most business owners and hiring managers haven’t had any best-practice interview training at all. Most just wing it and hope for the best. Whether you’ve been trained or not, this tip will help you improve your technique in short order.
Ask a co-worker to sit in on your next several interviews. Then, after each interview, ask that observer for feedback. What did they like and not like? How would they suggest you might improve? You’ll be surprised how this simple exercise will improve your skills almost immediately as well as help you more efficiently screen in the best applicants. (Another great source of best-practice interview training is my bestseller: Hire Tough, Manage Easy.)