The job interview is a fundamental part of the recruitment process, yet it is something that both employers and interviewees can get wrong without proper preparation. Reed’s interview advice hub has a range of tools, eBooks and blogs to support interviewers and interviewees with this vital recruitment step.
The hub contains everything you need to know about job interviews. Whether you are an interviewer who requires an interview guide to conduct a session which gets the most information from your interviewee, or a candidate looking for tips on how to make a lasting impression on a prospective employer – there’s something to help you.
Have you integrated AI into your recruitment strategy? There are many benefits that AI recruitment tools can bring, such as streamlining your hiring process, improving the quality of your interview questions, and reducing bias. Here we explore how you can leverage AI to elevate your hiring strategy.
Hiring the right talent is crucial for any organisation, but it can also be challenging and time-consuming. We explore how behavioural interview questions can ensure that you are selecting the best candidates for your roles.
Achieving diversity and inclusion in the workplace can be challenging and requires a conscious effort from employers to promote fair hiring practices and foster an inclusive culture. In this article, we look at some top tips on how to promote workplace diversity and inclusion through the hiring and interview process.
Are you looking at how to improve candidate experience in your organisation? In this article, we will discuss how to improve candidate experience for successful hiring.
Reaching the first job interview stage means you’ve already impressed the employer, so how do you convince them you’re the best qualified social worker for the role? Social care Project Manager Steve met Reed’s Adam Noott, Practice Lead to discuss what he looks for when interviewing social workers.
An effective job offer letter is vital in securing your perfect candidate. In this article, we examine some of the key considerations when preparing this official document.
Motivational interviewing techniques can help accounting and finance businesses better understand the needs and motivations of jobseekers, resulting in more successful recruitment outcomes. Tamaryn Wilde, Executive Consultant at Reed, looks at some ways that hiring managers can use motivational interviewing techniques to secure top accountancy and finance talent.
Receptionists act as the gateway to your business, creating the all-important first impression and connecting with your customers. If you’re looking to hire a new receptionist, you’ll want to be sure to ask the right questions.
Interview questions are key to hiring the right people to help a school thrive. This article examines frequently asked teacher interview questions, along with ideas for how to structure appropriate answers, to help employers and interviewees.
When you are being interviewed for a sales role, the aim is to sell yourself to the interviewer – something most outside of the sales industry would view as easy for those in sales roles. This blog highlights the most common sales interview questions and how you can approach them for the best outcome.
During the hiring process, interviewers need to be fair, objective, and unbiased if they want to secure the best person for the job. But the only way to do this is to understand the different types of biases that exist and introduce measures that actively remove them. Here are seven different types of interview biases and techniques you can use to avoid them.
Whether you’re looking for an experienced sales assistant to join your growing team, or a sales manager to transform day-to-day operations, it’s imperative to ask the right questions. In this article, we outline the top retail interview questions and answers so you’ll feel confident and prepared.
The questions you ask in an interview are vital to hiring the right person for your business. This article will share the most important customer service interview questions and answers for both employers and interviewees.
Interview dress codes are just as important now as they were pre-pandemic, as employers still evaluate appearances. In this article, we examine what is acceptable to wear to an interview in the post-pandemic world.
According to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), there are more than 758,000 nurses, midwives and nursing associates registered in the UK, across multiple salary bands and sectors. This article explores what questions you should be asking to find the best nurses for your team.
Latest Tools, Guides, eBooks
Make interview prep easy! Find common interview questions and learn good interview questions to ask with the Reed AI-powered interview question generator tool.
A job offer letter speaks volumes about your company and is an integral part of the recruitment process. Use our job offer letter templates to help you secure the talent your company needs.
This guide gives you all the tools you need to conduct interviews remotely, from how to adapt to a remote format, the software and technology you may need, to tips on how to make a great first impression.
Knowing how to find the right job is one of life’s most important skills. This guide will help support you on your job seeking journey.
The interview is about presenting yourself as the best candidate for not only the position, but the company. Our handy guide will take you through some simple steps to make sure you do just that.
As a manager, it’s important that the interviews you conduct are authoritative and informative – giving you the right insight to your potential hire. This guide provides you with best practice advice and guidance to do just that.
Interview Advice - Frequently Asked Questions
The best piece of interview advice is to understand exactly what you are looking for before the interview starts – preparation is key. Writing a checklist of expectations can help you when you come to comparing interviewees. Conducting the perfect interview is not always easy – there are many things you need to consider. Are your questions relevant to the job? Do you have unconscious biases that you need to be aware of? How do you ensure you get the most out of the interview? For more interview advice, read our article ‘How to conduct a job interview – interviewer tips’.
If you are looking for advice on interview techniques, our free eBook ‘How to conduct authoritative and informative job interviews’ gives you all the tools you need to plan a great job interview - how effectively you plan, will be key to its success. First, it’s important to know what skills and traits you are looking for in the perfect candidate and be clear on the role you are hiring for - you need to have a good idea of what you are asking your prospective employee to do. You also need to ensure your interviewees can express their true selves by creating the right environment for them.
Whether you have conducted multiple remote interviews or never done one before, there are many video interview tips that can help you. Video interviews have become part of common business practice – driven largely by the Covid-19 pandemic and the rise of remote/hybrid working. But should you approach a video interview differently to a face-to-face interview?
The answer is yes – although the questions you ask, or the style of interview may remain the same – there are many extra considerations when interviewing remotely. How can you demonstrate your workplace culture when the interviewee isn’t onsite? How can you assess individual candidates in a group interview? How do you make a great first impression remotely? To answer these questions, and for more tips, download our free guide ‘The ultimate guide to conducting remote interviews’.
Competency based interview questions are hiring managers’ bread and butter. They typically start with phrases such as “Tell me about a time when…” or “Give me an example of…” and are designed to test someone’s competence. This style of interview encourages prospective candidates to use real-life examples of how they have demonstrated key competencies – such as resilience, teamwork, problem solving and leadership - in their professional or personal lives, taking away some of the guess work in how they would approach challenges should you offer them the job.