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How to conduct a recruitment interview

14 hour(s)


After the training the participant shall be able to:

  • have an effective methodology for conducting recruitment interviews
  • better analyse and understand a candidate’s behaviour



  • The recruitment interview and its position in the wider process of recruitment management
  • The goals of the recruitment interview

The basics of better recruiting

  • Know the legislation on recruitment and non-discrimination
  • Understand the influence of prejudices in recruitment
  • Identify psychological biases in recruitment interviews: the halo effect, the projection phenomenon, the negativity effect, the primacy effect, etc.
  • Types and forms of recruitment interviews: the unstructured interview, the structured interview, the chronological interview and the situational interview
  • Take intergenerational differences into account: generations Z, X, Y and baby boomers
  • The role of each person involved in recruitment interviews: the roles of line managers or local managers and members of the HR department

The stages of the recruitment interview and its techniques

  • Prepare for the recruitment interview
  • Welcome the candidate
  • Discover the candidate
  • Present the position and the company
  • Evaluate the chances of success and motivations of candidates: explore experience and training and ask scenario questions
  • Seek the candidate's motivations throughout the interview
  • Conclude the interview without omitting anything: reformulation, impartiality
  • Know the different listening attitudes, including the most appropriate for the interview, and learn to vary them
  • Understand questioning techniques, the phenomenon of silence and reformulation
  • Decipher the candidate's behaviour: verbal, para-verbal and non-verbal language

Active training for the recruitment interview

  • Practical exercises in sub-groups (Simulations of recruitment interviews between a recruiter and a candidate based on case studies)

Target group

Who is the course aimed at?

Recruitment managers and officers, line managers and local managers who are called upon to conduct recruitment interviews from time to time or on a regular basis.


Certficate, diploma

At the end of the training, the participants will receive a certificate of participation delivered by the House of Training.

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