Interview guides provide competency-based questions to standardize the interview process and to align questions with job requirements. You can create an interview guide based on any job you're hiring for to find the right candidate.
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Building your first interview guide
- Expand Interview Guides and click Manage Guides in the main menu.
- Click Create on the top right of the page.
- Type in the name of a job and select it in the drop-drown or click Browse Jobs.
- Customize the name if needed and enter a description.
- Select the default introduction and conclusion documents.
- Select the Interview Guide Rating Scale.
- Turn on the Auto-Publish switch if you want other users to access the guide. Leave this switch turned off to keep your guide private. Click Next.
- Click Add Job-Related Questions. Click a group to expand it and select the questions to include. Click Add. Back on the underlying page, click Finish.
Adding custom questions
After clicking Finish to create your interview guide, the Edit page opens. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see a list of the questions you’ve added. You can also add your own custom questions.
- Click Actions and select Create New Question.
- On the new page that opens, enter your question.
- Click Create Probes to add leading questions.
- Click Finish to return to the Edit Interview Guide page.
- Click and drag the grips beside a question to reorder.
Downloading your interview guide
To download the guide, scroll to the top of the Edit Interview Guide page, click Actions, and select Export PDF. Depending on the sections you chose to include, here's what you'll see:
- Introduction: We offer a default, or you can create your own content document.
- Question pages: The competency name, definition, proficiency level, level summary (notion), and behavioural indicators are listed. This is followed by the question associated to this competency and a list of probes. The rest of the page is blank for note taking. If there are other questions associated to the same competency, they're listed on their own page.
- Scale detail: Lists the name and description of each level in the Interview Guide rating scale.
- Summary of interview ratings: The final page displays a table where the interviewer can select an overall rating for each competency being evaluated. There's also space to document a recommendation and to add overall comments.
- Conclusion: There's no default, but you can create your own content document.
Until an interview guide is published, it can only be accessed by the creator on the Manage Guides page. You can access guides published by other users on the All Interview Guides page.
Tip: You can also export a candidate guide for the person being interviewed so they can review the questions before the interview. The candidate guide includes the same questions as the interview guide, but doesn't include the introduction, probes, additional information, or conclusion.