How to conduct an effective interview

Now that you know the candidates that you are looking for and have identified a few to talk to, let's look at some strategies to conduct an effective interview.

Interview plan

For each position that you hire for, you need to decide how many different interviews you'd like to conduct and in which areas.

Here's a sample interview plan:

  1. Interview 1: Let the candidate explain the high-level details of the recent work and the role played in it. Explain challenges that need to be overcome.
  2. Interview 2: Core technical skills focus. For example: Java - Multithreading, J2EE-EJB's concepts, programming fundamentals, and application.
  3. Lunch with the hiring manager: Get to know the candidate more at a personal level — interests, ...

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