Nov 30, 2015 06:00 AM EST

Guidelines For Recruiters In Conducting A Job Interview

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 12: A job seeker (L) meets with recruiters during the HireLive Career Fair on November 12, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The national unemployment rate stands at 5 percent. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Job interview is recruiter's way to obtain information from candidates who have decided to grab the opportunity to work in their company. The goal of the process is to search and hire for the best people that have met their standards. But, as posted by INC, no one can ever reach that goal without proper preparation. That's how important job interview preparation is. That is, even for recruiters.

"There's actually a lot of preparation that goes into a good professional interview," said Janis Whitaker, the author of the book.

Don't forget to take detailed notes

Since human memory is limited, oftentimes interviewers will face difficulties in remembering all the information each of the candidates has provided during the interview. They may even forget how good or bad each of the candidates has been. That's why it's always important to take notes. It's an effective way to document all the necessary information needed to make a conclusion of every candidates' performance during the process.

Be aware of body language

"Verbal communication is a small percentage of effective communication," as stated by Saylers Employment. That's why recruiters should not just focus on the things that their candidates have said. Body language or voice intonation can reveal more information about a person's personality. So, to know more about one's candidate, it is a must to be aware and observant of his or her body language aside from those that can be perceived by the ears as well.

Don't make the interview an interrogation

According to LinkedIn, "The best interviews are actually conversations... but you can't have a conversation with someone you hardly even know." That's why, it's crucial that throughout the interview process, interviewers must always have that connection towards their candidates. They should also be able to show them that they are willing to listen to every word that he or she will speak. By doing so, candidates will tend to converse freely and comfortably once they realized that their interviewer is also engaged to the interview process.

These tips will not just help recruiters hire the right person for the vacant seat but also reduce any unintentional biases that can put the most excellent interview strategies at risk. So follow these tips and one will surely find his or her new company asset in no time.

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