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Interviewing Job Applicants for a Staff Opening

Interviewing Job Applicants for a Staff Opening

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by Laura Sachs Hills, B.A.
It can be very challenging to identify a potentially strong employee for your practice based upon a resume or written application alone. That is why a well-structured and carefully prepared interview is such an important part of the recruitment process. However, many interviewers have vague interview goals or do not know how to make their limited time with the applicant count. This article describes the key ingredients for a successful interview and offers practical tips for interview preparation. Sample interview questions, legal considerations, and interview follow-up tips are offered, as well as practical advice about involving members of your staff in the interview process.