Interviewing successfully for recruitment


In today's ultra competitive market, the value of recognising the best candidate for the job cannot be over-estimated. Successful recruitment presents an ongoing challenge and attracting and selecting the right candidate is fundamental to future success. The cost of making the wrong choice in recruitment is both expensive and hugely time-consuming.

What you will learn

  • Using the most reliable methods to select the right applicant
  • Preparing for the interview - creating the picture of what you are looking for
  • The job purpose, job description and a person specification
  • The difference between "essential" and "desirable" when forming a person specification
  • Communication skills during the interview situation
  • Determining competency through situational questioning
  • Preparing the interview room
  • Communication with the candidate - building rapport and the importance of putting the candidate at ease
  • The five part structure - greeting, route mapping, investigating, providing information and summarising
  • Selling the position and your organisation - impressing candidates that meet your requirements
  • The interview summary and checklist
  • The legal framework - highlight key laws and regulations and their impact upon the interview process
  • Practical exercises within the group
  • Retaining good will by following up in the correct manner

Further information

Cosensa Learning and Development
Cosensa Learning and Development
1 Day
£325 (ex VAT)
Scheduled dates
Course type:
Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Stirling

Contact Information

Cosensa Learning and Development

Adelaide House
1 Falcon Road
BT12 6SJ