As a job interviewer, you have the chance to not only evaluate the qualifications and fit of a candidate, but also to sell the company and the job to them. In today’s competitive job market, it’s important for companies to not only attract top talent, but to also retain it. One way to do this is by using the interview as an opportunity to be interviewed by the candidate and to understand their motivations and goals. Here’s how:
- Answer questions from the candidate. Be prepared to answer questions from the candidate about the company, the role, and why they should want to work there. This helps the candidate get a better understanding of the value and benefits of working for the company.
- Talk about the company’s mission, values, and culture. Share with the candidate the company’s mission, values, and culture and how they align with the candidate’s own values and goals. This helps the candidate understand the fit between their own values and the company’s culture.
- Highlight opportunities for growth and advancement. Discuss the opportunities for growth and advancement within the company and how the candidate can contribute to and benefit from them. This helps the candidate see that there are opportunities for growth within the company.
- Discuss the benefits and perks of working for the company. Share with the candidate the benefits and perks of working for the company, such as health insurance, 401(k) plans, flexible work arrangements, etc. This helps the candidate understand the value of working for the company.
- Ask the candidate about their needs, motivations, and goals. Ask the candidate about what is important to them in a job and a company and how their needs, motivations, and goals align with the role and the company culture. This helps you understand the candidate’s priorities and whether the role and the company are a good fit for them.
By using the interview as an opportunity to be interviewed by the candidate and to understand their motivations, you can get a better sense of whether the candidate is a good fit for the role and the company. This helps you make more informed hiring decisions and ultimately build a stronger and more successful team.
- “5 Tips for Using the Interview as an Opportunity to Be Interviewed by the Candidate” (https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesbusinesscouncil/2021/01/07/5-tips-for-using-the-interview-as-an-opportunity-to-be-interviewed-by-the-candidate/?sh=a6f7d9c913b9)
- “The Importance of Understanding a Candidate’s Motivations” (https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/understanding-candidates-motivations/)
- “Why You Should Use the Interview as an Opportunity to Sell the Company to the Candidate” (https://www.business2community.com/human-resources/why-you-should-use-the-interview-as-an-opportunity-to-sell-the-company-to-the-candidate-02383158)