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Be it a distributor sales role, a frontline manager or otherwise, landing the interview for an ideal candidate is always cause for excitement. Yet with several industries aside cleaning such as agriculture and manufacturing, there is plenty of competition for the same pool of talent. Where cleaning companies can set themselves apart is the quality of the interview itself. From preparation to the actual flow of the conversation, compiled a list of handy tips that any interviewer can take into their next big opportunity.

Curate Questions Directly Related To The Position

It sounds straightforward, but many companies come up short in this category then wonder why good applicants aren’t sending in their resumes. By listing a set of questions that directly relate to the responsibilities of the position, companies can create a detailed job description from there to minimize confusion for the applicant. Current employees that work in the same department as the job opening can provide valuable input as well. 

Behavioral Questioning

In many positions, the personality of the employee is more crucial than how much direct experience they previously have to make them “qualified” for the position. Keeping questions that allow for specific examples with minimal parameters can help gauge someones initiative or ability to maneuver on the fly — including “tell about a time when” template.

Provide Interview Structure

You don’t have to necessarily send over the questions word-by-word ahead of time, but by providing a timeline of different topics that will be talked about  — such as on-job duties, previous examples of success in the workplace, biggest challenges or otherwise — the candidate can go into more detail with each particular question and feel more like themselves during the interview. 

Body Language

This typically is more talked about with the candidate, but the manner in which the interviewer is presenting information can go a long way with making the candidate believe what is being said and whether they’d feel comfortable working with you or other employees in the future. The interviewer is evaluating the interviewee just as much as the other way around. 

Click here for the entire list of tips. For additional interviewing advice, check this recent CleanLink article out.