Do you want to know one of the best questions to ask during an interview? “What is your hiring procedure?”
Always get a clear understanding of the company’s hiring procedure when you’re interviewing. If you don’t know what their hiring process is you might be wondering what the next step is or why they aren’t getting back to you. If you know their hiring process it will help you with any anxiety you might be feeling.
Also, when you know the company’s hiring process you can plan accordingly. Get the details. You will want to know how many interviews? How long does it take? Where will the interviews take place? Who will be in the interviews? Is there any testing? And so on.
What if you’re currently working and they want you to meet during the day? And, if you can make it during the day, how long will the interview take? If this is the case you’re going to have to plan accordingly. If your current office is casual attire will you have to go home and change into a suit? What if they want you to meet after hours? Where will they want you to meet? Is this a dinner meeting? What type of setting is it going to be? You get the idea.
The most important reason to ask this question is – time! I want you to have a clear understanding of the length of time it takes this company to hire. This will save you a lot of aggravation. What if it takes several interviews, group interviews, or flying to their corporate office? What if their hiring process takes between thirty to sixty days before they make their decision? Is this good information to know? Absolutely!
If you’re not asking this very important question during your interviews you’re making a mistake. It will save you a lot of aggravation and anxiety if you know exactly what will take place and the length of time it will “typically” take. If you know the answer to this question you won’t be worried if the company doesn’t get back to you right away, because you will know their hiring process. When I have a slow client I always tell the candidate, because I know they will want to hear something back right away, or at least know if they are still in-contention for the position. So, do yourself a favor, always ask for the companies hiring procedure when you are interviewing it will save you a lot of aggravation and anxiety. I hope this helps.
Good luck to you!
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