Good day all
My concern today is based on interviews processes that we have, based on my opinion i believe interviews dont assess what is meant to, hence we have employees whom are not competent while on the job but mastered their interview. The reason for this is because the questions asked are typically known prior to interview such as:
· Tell me about yourself.
· What is your greatest weakness
· What is your greatest strength?
· Give me an example of a time when you set a goal and were able to meet or achieve it.
· Tell me about a difficult decision that you’ve made in the last year.
· Why do you think we should employ you?
The list goes on
My point is, its easy to master this questions one’s you are familiar with interviews compared to a guy who is talented but lack interview experience. The interviewers seems to seek for right answers not the truth coz if you ask me, why i want to work for company XX the answer has to be the correct one such as “because company XX has good reputation, treat its staff well etc The truth will be first i want experience so that i open my CC and second want money.But to the interviewer this is not a suitable candidate for the job. My suggestion is interviewers need to ask job related questions and simulate a situation so that the candidate can prove his/her competency. Such as if you are interviewing a secretary dont ask her how she would cope with pressure, The best thing is give her a work station ask few employees to call her, while the other one is requesting an invoice, The other one is standing next to her shouting, the boss has given her a deadline in that case you will be able to assess based on what you see and give good judgement on proven competency. This goes back to our education system that sometimes it assess only knowledge not application hence you find learners with good memory are excelling compared to hands on learners.
Guys whats your take on this?