If you like playing roulette with the success of your company at stake, you probably love unstructured interviews.
That’s because an unstructured interview is just as effective as flipping a coin when it comes to identifying qualified candidates. And, unfortunately, far too many recruiters and hiring managers apparently love leaving the future of their company up to chance by ignoring interview guides.
An unstructured interview is still the primary – if not sole – method companies use to make selection decisions. Let us know if this rings true for you and your company, but what we see a LOT is interview preparation that starts and ends with Googling “interview questions” and then selecting a few open-ended questions from whichever results pop up first.
Interview preparation and interview questions shouldn’t be a roll of the dice – and they don’t have to be! Interviews can and should provide pivotal data to help make your selection process crystal clear. Well-designed interviews and interview questions can be powerfully predictive of success. But – and this is a big but – an interview can provide useful data only when a structured interview process is utilized to ask job-specific questions.
At Wonderlic, our team of Industrial/Organizational consultants has helped thousands of companies design the best interview process for their openings. With our latest product release, we’ve made it even easier: Wonscore® 2.0 now automatically provides structured interview guides that are tailored to relevant job requirements.
Stop wasting time searching the internet for common interview questions and start using an easy, step-by-step guide to ask the best questions for each job.