Interviewing and Selecting the Best Person for the Role

nterviews are conversations with a purpose.  It is your time to assess the applicant's capacity to carry out the duties required or their ability to learn them.  In a face to face interview you have the chance to see how an applicant responds to you and to the questions you ask.  An interview also allows you and the applicant to clarify questions and to elaborate on any information required.

Interviews can be fairly formal or more loosely structured in the style of a conversation.  The type of interview will depend on the role that is being filled, how you like to manage your team and the type of working relationship you would like to establish with the person you are interviewing. 


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This overview of a Selection Process includes information about questioning and setting the right environment for interviews.

Example interview questions and an interview format developed by Staffing OptionS. Adapt these to suit your particular circumstances. 

Who can help? 

Your Host Provider, a private recruitment consultant or tips from online job boards could all offer help with interview preparation. 

You Select Recruitment offers recruitment workshops in Brisbane covering all aspects of the interview process. 

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