Pulling It All Together

With a list of interview topics in mind, you should find it easier to design a selection process based on the most important topics. Consider a good candidate's most important traits as you move through the interview stages—phone screening, interviews, review sessions, and deciding who to hire.

Phone Screening

A full-day interview, as discussed next, gives the interview team an opportunity to evaluate a candidate fully. However, interviews usually consume more than a day's worth of engineering time per candidate if preparations and reviews are considered. Typically, if you're interviewing more than five candidates at your facility, you did insufficient screening earlier. Conducting a preliminary phone screening (or even a ...

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