In this episode of “The JoyPowered™ Workspace Podcast,” JoDee and Susan discuss how to have a great job interview, from both the interviewer’s and the interviewee’s perspectives. Topics include interview formats, questions you need to have an answer for, and questions to avoid to stay legally compliant.
Job interviews can be difficult and stressful, both for the interviewee AND the interviewer. Ideally, they should be a two-way dialogue, allowing the interviewer for determine if the candidate is the right person for the job, and giving the interviewee and idea of whether the organization is the right place for them.
The hosts discuss some of our listeners’ favorite questions to ask when interviewing, and what questions interviewees need to be prepared for, including “Tell me about yourself,” and “What are your weaknesses?” They also discuss questions that interviewers should avoid to stay legally compliant; anything that touches on race, gender, national origin, color, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or sexual orientation should not be asked. This may seem easy, but it’s easy to trip up when asking friendly questions – for example, don’t ask questions about kids, spouses, where the candidate is from, or even why they’re wearing a cast.
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