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    Essential Interviewing Skills

    Date: April 7, 2016, 8:30am – 5:00pm
    Kathy Brandner
    Temple College
    Berry Hall
    2600 South First Street
    Temple, TX 76504
    $165 if registered by March 29; a $75 late fee is added after this date
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    The best hiring decisions result in productive employees who enjoy their responsibilities and contribute to your organization's success.  Hiring the wrong person for the job can be very costly in terms of time, money, resources, customer relations, productivity, and employee morale.

    Interviewers make the best hiring decisions when they gather meaningful, job-related information from applicants.  Each job has inherent, distinct responsibilities, so each job has a unique set of competencies  -- behaviors, knowledge, and motivations -- that are needed to be successful in the job.   The Essential Interviewing Skills course teaches participants how to interview for the behaviors, knowledge and motivations that are needed to be successful in a job.

    Led by a Development Dimensions International (DDI)- certified facilitator, and using proven DDI training materials, participants in this one-day workshop will learn:

    • The implications of a poor hiring decision.
    • How competencies define the requirements of a job.
    • How specific job competencies are the basis of focused interview questions.
    • How to gather and evaluate complete examples of applicant's pasat behavior related to the job's competencies.
    • How to conduct interviews in a way that makes a positive impression on the applicant.
    • Techniques to interview for motivational fit.
    • How to avoid legally inappropriate questioning.

    Participants completing this workshop will receive print and electronic versions of a sample interview guide and a booklet of competency-based interview questions.