Interviewing: Use these sample phrases to craft meaningful performance evaluations, drive change and motivate your workforce.
Interviewing is an essential skill in making a sound hiring decision that seeks to find out the candidate's background, work experience, skill level, general overall intelligence, enthusiasm, attitudes, etc.
Interviewing: Exceeds Expectations Phrases
- Shows active listening by asking intelligent questions and following up with comments.
- Makes interviewees comfortable as much as possible to get the intended responses.
- Always shows great confidence all the way through the interviewing process.
- Knows how to ask the right and relevant questions and professionally raises issues.
- Always takes notes from what the interviewee is saying throughout the interview.
- Gives the interviewee ample time to answer questions to the best of their abilities.
- Gives the interviewee all the information and material need for the interview process.
- Knows how to ask open-ended questions that allow the candidates to explain at length.
- Puts the company in the best light to the candidates and gives factual information.
- Answers questions in a very clear and concise manner that everyone in the room understands.
Interviewing: Meets Expectations Phrases
- Dresses in a very professional way for the interviews and is always neat.
- Always tries to seek clarification on issues that are not well understood.
- Manages emotions and feelings well enough that it does not affect the process.
- Makes good eye contact, stands, and sits in the correct posture.
- Does not talk too much and is usually brief in making statements or comments.
- Strikes a good balance when it comes to confidence, modesty, and professionalism.
- Does not appear desperate when answering or asking questions in an interview.
- Shows great enthusiasm and positivity when answering and asking questions.
- Prepares well for the interviews by doing adequate research on the position being offered.
- Maintains a good sense of positivity before, during and after the interview.
Interviewing: Needs Improvement Phrases
- Does not dress to suit the interview and the dressing is usually not professional.
- Allows the process to continue without asking for any clarification on issues not well understood.
- Talks too fast and always does not answer the questions satisfactorily.
- Does not ask relevant questions that are in line with knowing what the position and the company entails.
- Talks in an unclear and concise manner that the other people cannot understand.
- Arrives late for the interview process and looks disoriented in most cases.
- Answers questions in a cook and arrogant manner and assumes know it all attitude.
- Does not show enough knowledge of the position being applied for and the company at large.
- Exudes an over-confident nature and appears cocky when putting points across.
- Does not carry all the required documents that need to be presented during the interview.
Interviewing: Self Evaluation Questions
- Have you attended an interview and you had not prepared adequately? Explain how it went about?
- How well can you rate your confidence level before going about an interview process?
- Do you ask questions on issues that you feel are not well understood?
- Describe the best interview you have ever attended, and you felt you performed well?
- Describe an interview you have attended, and you felt you did not perform well?
- What is the one question you find challenging to answer during an interview and why?
- If you are told to describe yourself in three words, how will you answer it?
- Do you always receive all the information and materials for the interview process from the interviewer? How does it help mentally?
- Have you ever arrived at an interview late? How did you perform or what happened?
- Give an instance you were invited for an interview that you did not meet all the requirements and how was the experience?