“What questions do you have for me?”
This is the typical starting point for wrapping up most job interviews. However, often, this moment arises with only about five minutes remaining in a half-hour interview. Most of the time, employer-driven inquiries dominate the conversation.
How can we rectify this imbalance?
It’s crucial to remember that an interview is a mutual exchange. We hope that candidates can glean as much about us as we do about them.
Additionally, incorporating more empathy into the interview is vital. Try stepping into the candidate’s shoes and consider how you would feel in their position.
By doing so, you’ll likely encourage candidates to blend their questions with yours.
Lastly, collaborating with a recruitment partner like Benchmark Search can be a valuable strategy to reduce the volume of questions you need to direct at candidates. Recruiters can assist in evaluating cultural and personality compatibility upfront, allowing you more time for a well-rounded discussion.
Ultimately, both you and the candidate will find the process more enjoyable.