A CV is often the first insight you are able to gain about a candidate, but sometimes you might struggle to identify how well a candidate would fit your business and the skills and qualities they would be able to bring.
However, before ruling them out of the process it is a good idea to explore the individual a little further, as you may find they possess qualities you were not initially aware of.
Take a look at our top five tips on how to select the right candidate for you:
Before the interview
Conduct a prior telephone interview
Unsure whether a candidate is right for you based on the CV they have submitted? Organise a short 15-minute phone call. This will add depth to their CV by giving them a chance to provide more information about their experience and achievements, allowing you to obtain a better idea of their suitability for your role.
Give the candidate a brief overview of the face-to-face interview
You should be able to provide the candidate with a synopsis of what the interview will cover so that the individual can carry out their research and prepare for the day. This should ensure that the interview is more detailed, increase the level of understanding that they hold about you and highlight how interested the individual is in your role.