Hints Tips - The Outsourced Accountant

BEFORE THE INTERVIEW

  • Review the job description so during the interview you can easily identify the indicators of the candidate’s ability to perform the job.
  • Draft the interview questions to be asked
  • Review the candidate’s resume

DURING THE INTERVIEW

  • Introduce yourself
  • Provide a brief background about your company (if applicable)
  • Describe the format of the interview
  • Let the applicant’s do most of the talking by asking open ended & situational questionsSee sample questions below:
    • Why would you like to work in our company?
    • What do you know about the position you’re applying for?
    • What can you contribute to our company?
    • Give me a general view of your current or most recent job.
    • Think of a problem you had to deal with at your last or present job. Tell me exactly what happened and how you handled it.
    • Describe a situation in which you might find it justifiable to break company policy or alter standard procedure.
    • How would you handle difficult or challenging people?
    • Tell me about an important goal you have set in the past and how successful you were in accomplishing it.
    • Describe a time when you communicated some unpleasant news or feelings to a supervisor. What happened?
    • In your current or most recent position, what types of decisions do you make without consulting your boss?
    • Give me an example of a time when you got really motivated at work.
  • Always ask follow up questions
  • Take down notes
  • Let the candidate ask questions
  • Describe the rest of the process and the time it will take
  • Thank the candidate for his or her time
  • Introduce yourself
  • Provide a brief background about your company (if applicable)
  • Describe the format of the interview
  • Let the applicant’s do most of the talking

AFTER THE INTERVIEW

  • Evaluate the candidate
  • Document the interview
  • Provide feedback to Talent team or CEM
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