BRAND YOUR COMPANY…
Before you conduct the interview with a potential candidate, you should be prepared to brand your company, since the candidates might have many other offers on the table. Keep in mind what are the benefits your company has to offer, and how to present it in a convincing way. Some of those could be fringe benefits, informal events, team buildings, training courses, flexibility (home office, flexible working hours), good work-life-balance, office location, free parking lot, dog-friendly environment, traveling opportunities, shared values and so on. Just imagine yourself in the applicants’ shoes: what would convince you?
…TO THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
Moreover, you should have a clear idea of the ideal applicant you want to win over. Appropriate work experience or thirst to learn? Years of experience or convincing skills? Hobbies or the design of the CV? First, this might seem confusing, but the more you meet new faces, the more sophisticated your expectations will be. Here are some skills worth examining:
- communication, teamwork, commitment, analytical and problem-solving skills, integrity, flexibility, adaptability, self-motivation, technical literacy, decision-making, time management, interpersonal skills, positive attitude.