Interviewing is a 2 way street!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Most staffing professionals, hiring managers, and others who do interviews seem to be under a misunderstanding as it relates to interviewing. They feel that they are doing the interviewing and that is all. They do not realize that the candidate is interviewing us as well.
When you are interviewing a candidate the candidate is taking mental notes of everything said, not said etc. They are trying to decide if offered the position would they want to work there? Would they want to work with these people?
It is imperative we remember and understand this so we put our best foot forward and ensure we leave the candidate with a positive impression. Even if we do not hire this person it is still crucial we leave them with the right impression, as you never know who they know, and who they will talk to. All you need to do is go on www.galssdoor.com to see how we act in an interview can impact the candidates and who they might tell.
As I alluded to in my posts titled “it’s a small world” and “the amazing gravitational field of the best” It is not just that one candidate but the ones that they will talk to you need to remember. Candidate satisfaction is a very important thing to keep in mind, especially if you hire allot of the same skills, because the candidates will talk.
So remember interviewing is a 2 way street and the impression we make on the candidate is as important as the impression they leave on us.