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Recruitment Interview Skills Training Course - One Day

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.

Really interesting and beneficial, both in terms of delving into self perceptions, and adaptations you can make, as well as how you can positively impact on others.The trainers were knowledgeable and they used great examples which helped to contextualise and cement what you had learnt.

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Recruitment Interview Skills Training - One Day Course Overview

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

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.

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

The course content was excellent with insightful content. Lots of good tools and formulas. Very interactive and thought provoking. The trainer's presentation was excellent; engaging and challenging with good explanation of theory and how to use the tools provided.

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In-House Training Course Pricing and Proposal

This course is available from just £1,950 +VAT per day as a bespoke in-house group training course in the UK and worldwide.

It has been designed to provide a similar experience to our open courses, however we can tailor the content to fit your specific needs. In-House Group training costs from just £1,950 +VAT per day (international training price varies). Plus, hotel accommodation for trainer if necessary. (Premier Inn type: not the Hilton!)

This price includes:

  • Quality training delivered by an experienced trainer
  • Full days training
  • Full colour course handbook
  • Preparation work
  • Travel costs and time
  • Written action plan to take away
  • Access to our post course portal
  • Access to our on-line leadership and management decision matrix templates and tools
  • Plus three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions

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Contact Us Today

Please call us on +44 (0)20 3856 3037 to discuss your requirements for the in-house training course.

If you want to know more about any other Management Training Courses, or their suitability for you or a colleague, call us on +44 (0)20 3856 3037.

The course content was very informative, made you think about how you may change the way you work and approach things in the future. I can see benefits from taking this course. The trainer's presentation was very good, thorough, plenty of content, well explained.

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Recruitment Interview Skills Training Course Summary

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.