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One Day Recruitment Interview Skills Training

Learn practical tools that you can use in real-life situations. Recruitment Interview Skills Training
  • Select the right candidate for a position
  • Avoid the perils of picking the wrong candidate
  • Figure out the exact requirements of the role
  • Describe the attributes of a “Perfect candidate”
  • Apply the same interview protocol to each candidate fairly
  • Ensure you keep within the law
  • Keep good records
Learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with people who are facing similar situations as you.

One Day Course Outline for Recruitment Interview Skills Training

Day One - Morning

  • The benefits of selecting the right candidate
  • The penalties of selecting the wrong candidate
  • Identify the requirements of the role
  • Identify the necessary attributes
  • Make a model of the Perfect candidate
  • Figure out the test questions in advance

Day One - Afternoon

  • The Law tells you what you may NOT ask
  • Apply the same test to every candidate fairly
  • Communication skills
  • Room set-up
  • Keeping good notes
  • Exercises to practice skills

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Please note all our training courses include optional three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions.

Course Timings: Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30. Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00.
6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning

We currently offer training courses in: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Maidstone, Kent, Glasgow, Scotland, Leeds, Gloucestershire

Although I was cynical prior to the course, I found the course very rewarding and informative. An interesting two days, of great value. The trainer's presentation was exceptionally good.

Customer Reviews

About this Recruitment Interview Skills Training Course

Recruitment interviews are very important because an organisation is only as good as the people who work in it.

Selection interviews are a specialised form of communication - they will enable your team to identify the best candidate for a particular post, and to avoid the perils of picking a wrong candidate.

These recruitment interviews are combination of your personal communication skills and our unique special step by step process.

Selection interview skills depends upon preparing the questions well in advance of the interview.

  • If the recruitment interview is NOT well prepared, then it will be “messy” and you will NOT pick the best candidate.
  • If the recruitment interview is well prepared, then it will be very successful and you will pick the best candidate.

An excellent course - interesting, different, with great handouts. Very well presented with some great real-life fun examples people could relate to, that brought the course to life. Relaxed and very positive delivery.

Customer Reviews

Recruitment Interview Skills Training Course Content

Recruitment Interview Skills Training - Day One - AM

Select the right candidate for a position

The advantages you gain by picking the right candidate.

Avoid the perils of picking the wrong candidate

What are the painful consequences you suffer if you pick the wrong candidate?

Figure out the exact requirements of the role

The first skill to master is that of analysis.

Analysis is the act of breaking things down to their component parts.

We need first to analyse the job role and break it into its component parts


Take a job role and break it down into its component parts.

Identify the necessary attributes

Next we need to identify the attributes, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience that would be necessary to fulfil the demands of the role.

Make a list of all the attributes needed.

Describe the attributes of a “Perfect candidate”

Build a model of an “Ideal candidate”.

Prepare in advance

Figure out the tests for those attributes in advance of the meeting,
Then ask yourself, what test, or question can we ask that will find out whether or not the candidate has the skills.

Ensure you keep within the law

There are certain types of questions that you must not ask.

You cannot discriminate on the basis of:

  1. Age
  2. Transsexual
  3. Married or civil partnership
  4. Being pregnant or having children
  5. Disability
  6. Race, colour or ethnic origin
  7. Religion or belief
  8. Gender
  9. Sexual orientation

Correct order and sequence

Figure out the correct order and sequence of the questions and agree a final format for the interview.

Asking the right questions

Apply (essentially) the same test to every candidate in the same way.

The course was very good. It has made me think a lot more about how my actions affect others in a positive and negative way. It shows I have areas I need to develop within myself and my team. Feels like the start of a new way of thinking. The Trainer's presentation was very clear, approachable, knowledgeable.

Customer Reviews

Recruitment Interview Skills Training - Day One - PM

Afternoon - Apply the tests to each candidate fairly

Each candidate should have a similar test, but tailored to the individual candidates’ personality and abilities.

Listen to the candidate

Listen for their key attributes.
Listen for their key weaknesses, if any.

Observe the candidate

Watch them and observe their reactions.
Look at their body language.
Be aware of any incongruent body language.

Set up the room correctly

The environment should be conducive to a good test.

  • Seating
  • Lighting
  • Noise
  • Enough space
  • Freedom from distractions or interruption.

Keep good records

You need to keep good contemporaneous notes.

Role play examples

Test your skills with a role play example.

Final summary and action plans

Very useful and constructive two days, with new information and techniques, alongside reinforcement of existing systems of management. The trainer's presentation was very clear with detailed explanations, along with practical examples.

Customer Reviews

The Course Training Method

The training method follows this general pattern - the training is very interactive and interesting:

  1. The trainer gives a clear explanation of the point in question with specific examples.
  2. Then, the delegates practice by doing an exercise with each other.
  3. The delegates practice by doing an exercise with the trainer.
  4. All points are supported with full written notes to take away.
  5. Delegates are asked to write down an associated action, for each point made.
    (At the end of the day, we have about twenty such actions, from which the delegates choose six which are the most personally meaningful).

Note: we do not believe in placing people in any situation of embarrassment by demanding that they 'perform' in front of the whole group. So you can relax: come on this course and be at ease; ready to learn new skills!

Open Training Course Pricing and Availability

Please contact us for open course training availability. The regular Open Course cost includes:

  • A full day of quality training
  • Tea, coffee and cakes
  • Lunch
  • Full colour course notes
  • Written action plan
  • Certificate
  • Additional training material by means of monthly updates
  • Access to the Post Course Portal

Plus, 3 months free telephone coaching

To answer any on-going questions, you will also receive email and telephone support from your trainer after you have attended the course. Whilst you are implementing what you have learned we will be there to help you if you need us for advice, guidance and coaching.

Course Timings

Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30.
Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00.

6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning.

After the course, how can you keep the training-momentum going?

We understand that it is important to keep the momentum of the training going, in the weeks after the course. The ideas and methods that you learnt during the course need to be implemented, not just for the two weeks after the course, but for all time!

In order to make that happen, we will give you continued, on-going support after the training course has finished. The support comes in the form of the Post Course Portal.

The Post Course Portal is a web page that contains a review of all the course material, plus the following:

  • Newsletters containing training blogs and articles, which will provide you with ongoing training and good ideas, whenever you need them.
  • Fun questionnaires that are designed to tease out your strengths and weaknesses and then give you ideas as to how you might improve your performance.
  • Decision matrices that will allow you to make decisions and prioritise tasks into the correct order.
  • Summary diagrams and mind maps from the course.
  • Conflict scripts that give you examples of how the conflict method can be used, in real life situations.
  • Free eBook the effective leader manager.

In-House Training Course Pricing and Proposal

This course is also available as a bespoke in-house group training course in the UK and worldwide.

We can tailor the content to fit your specific needs. In-House Group training costs from just £1,850 +VAT per day for up to 20 delegates (international training price varies).

This price includes:

  • Full days training
  • Full course training manual
  • Personal written action plans
  • Access to the post course portal
  • Three months free telephone coaching

In-House Proposal Document

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Contact Us Today

Please call us on +44 020 3856 3008 to discuss your requirements for the in-house training course.

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