I am approached fairly regularly to give employment references for people who have worked for me. This is something I am generally happy to do, provided it concerns an ex-employee whose work warrants a favourable reference. However, there can be awkward situations where the ex-employee’s work did not meet expectations. Such situations call for good judgement and a fair amount of sensitivity.
So you advertised a job vacancy, and, having received and filtered scores of résumés, and maybe even interviewed some candidates, you come to the realisation that none of them fit the bill. What do you do?
Job interviews can be fun. However, with poor training, they can be tedious. Done right, job interviews can also be a source of great inspiration. The best job interviews ensure win-win outcomes for everyone – the employer finds a candidate that meets his requirements; the successful candidate is hired for a role that suits him; and the unsuccessful candidates get feedback that will assist their future plans.
In this post, I give three tips on getting the best out of a job interview.