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How to Interview a _____ (Accepting Submissions)

Interviewing is difficult. It is very difficult to know – based on an interview or two – whether a candidate has the right skills and personality to work for your company. Every job has it’s own nuances. If you have a good interview technique for a specific job you have been hiring for, please consider sharing it.

SmartRecruiters is starting a blog series: “How to Interview a _____ .” With this series, SmartRecruiters hopes to provide helpful advice for an interviewer of any position. We want practitioners to help practitioners in order to make recruiting more social.

To be eligible, you must have experience interviewing for the position. Preferably the position is your job or one you have experience working. To see an example, check out How to Interview a Salesperson or How to Interview a Consulting Partner.

We are open to submissions on “How to Interview (Any Fulltime Position).” Submissions should be between 300 – 600 words, accompanied by a photo and brief bio of author. Email your submissions to [email protected] with “How to Interview (Your Position Here)” in the subject line. Within ten days, I will let you know if and when you will be featured on the newly redesigned SmartRecruiting blog.  Below is a basic format we are looking for:



The intro paragraph should tell what is interviewing a _____  all about. A basic overview. It could (but doesn’t have to) address the following: How does one know when it is time to hire _____ ? What should one expect to gain from a _____ ?  What is being a _____  all about?


What are the essential questions to ask a _____  ? Why? And what do you look for in the interviewee’s answers?

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… You can go beyond three questions, if you think that is necessary.


3. You happen to hop in the elevator with the hiring manager, who is about to interview someone for the _____  position, what advice do you give her/him?


Two Sentences. A basic what do you do. With two link backs: one to company page, and one to your LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or Personal Page.

Please attach picture (at least 300 x 300 in size).


Good interview techniques are essential. Companies that practice good interviewing techniques will make better hires.  Help out your fellow practitioner, and share a good interview approach for any position. Together lets better the practice of hiring.

David Smooke

David Smooke was the Director of Content Marketing and Social Media at SmartRecruiters and is the Founder of ArtMap Inc & AMI Publications.