Hiring for Success: Interviewing Techniques

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This course will give you the skills and tools to hire successful candidates.




About the Course

Finding the right employee for your organization does not happen overnight. The recruitment and selection process is a lengthy one. As a manager, you need to make sure your questioning and interviewing skills are up to the task.

Interviewing sounds easy enough: you arrange for a conversation between you and potential candidates, and then select the best person for a particular position. But what if you could refine the process in such a way that you were confident that you are selecting the right person? How do you separate the good from the great, when they have similar work experience and strengths to offer? This course will give you the skills and tools to hire successful candidates.

Course Schedule

This course is self-paced allowing you flexibility in the time needed to complete the course. You decide the order and progression you’d like to take, allowing you to revisit and review sections in greater depth as needed.

This course has the following:

  • Interactive quizzes
  • Downloads
  • Supplemental Reference Materials

Following the course, you will complete an assessment which requires you to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts. Upon successful completion of the assessment you will be awarded an electronic certificate of completion.

Course Chapters

  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Recruitment Process
  • Interviewing Process
  • Selection Process

Course Objectives

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Develop a fair and consistent interviewing process for selecting employees.
  • Develop job advertisements, a job analysis, and position profile.
  • Use traditional, behavioral, achievement oriented, holistic, and situational (critical incident technique) interview questions.
  • Enhance communication skills that are essential for a skilled recruiter.
  • Effectively interview difficult applicants.
  • Understand the basic employment and human rights laws that can affect the hiring process.

Recommended Background

This course will be helpful to those who recruit and hire new employees.


Aside from an internet connection, what resources will I need for the course?

No additional resources are required for this course.

Will I get a certificate after completing the course?

Yes! All courses include a final assessment to evaluate your understanding of key course concepts. A certificate of completion will be offered to you if you complete the assessment with a score of 80% or higher.

Why should I take this course?

Each Eppley e-course is designed collaboratively among experienced instructional designers, subject matter experts, and our partner organizations and institutions. The course curriculum includes current information and best practices in the field, and it is recognized by national leaders in parks, recreation, and land management. Not only will this course benefit your career by expanding your knowledge base, but it will also enhance your application and problem-solving skills.

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