BNET Guide: How To Conduct a Job Interview

Last Updated Sep 16, 2010 7:29 PM EDT

Hiring a new employee is one of the most important tasks you'll do. If it's your first time sitting on the other side of the desk, it may be a terrifying experience. But don't worry -- there's a science to conducting job interviews so that you find the best talent. BNET has assembled this best-of guide with tips and tricks to help you along the way.

The 7 Interview Questions You Must Ask
Forget "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" If you want to get the real scoop on prospective employees, ask job candidates these seven questions.

How to Conduct a Job Interview
Here's how to figure out if the candidate sitting across from you is likely to become your next Employee of the Month.

10 Mistakes Managers Make During Job Interviews
Find yourself talking more than the job candidate during an interview? These 10 mistakes are all too common, but they're easy to avoid with some advance preparation.

Danger! Bad Candidate! Run Away!
In the global war for talent, you need to know when (and why) to bravely run away. Hiring managers should watch for these subtle but important signs that your candidate may not be such a great catch.

Reference Checking: Ask Better Questions, Get Better Data
By calling references, you'll develop a much more realistic understanding a job candidate's work history and character -- if you know what to ask.

The One Question You Must Ask Internal Candidates
Internal job candidates should have a tremendous advantage over outsiders. Here's how to find out if the candidate knows how to exploit their insider knowledge.

Who Should Reveal Salary Expectations First?
Should you reveal your company's salary range, or demand that the job candidate share theirs first? BNET blogger Evil HR Lady gives her take on salary matters.