When companies hire professionals in the IT channel, selecting the best candidate requires a 360 degree view of the field. There are several different ways to structure the interview process:
One and done. Many times it only takes one interview with candidates to select the best of the bunch. If your preference emerges without a reasonable doubt during the first interviews you conduct, this can save time and preparation. If this is the case then congratulations, you're finished! But since it can't always be this easy, there are other ways to move forward.
Elimination rounds. If the first set of interviews raises more questions than answers, another round might be in order. Narrowing the field of candidates from four to two viable options can help focus your attention on the differences between the options. In another round, questions can go deeper into the job description and respond to observations the interviewer made in previous rounds. They also present an opportunity for the candidates to meet more members of the team.
Group challenges. Interviewing candidates in a group atmosphere can lend a side-by-side comparison of their communication styles, pros and cons. On one hand this creates a competitive environment where everyone brings his or her A-game. But on the other, excellent candidates might choke under pressure. Remember that charisma is not a chief priority for tech professionals, so focus your attention on the quality of applicants' answers, not their performance style.
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