3 Tips to Help Your Farm Prepare for the Interview
You have a vacant position or know that you will need a particular position to help your farm succeed. You may have a candidate or a few you want to meet and discuss the position and potential fit, so you’re ready to start setting up interviews. Learning how to conduct an interview effectively can be challenging, but hiring the best candidate is one of the best investments your farm can make.
It’s a good idea to set aside some time before and after interviews. That way, you can comfortably welcome candidates and avoid rushing through the interview and miss some critical steps.
Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the interview:
- Outline your structure and questions: A big part of your interview preparation is laying out the structure of the interview and deciding what questions to ask candidates to determine position and culture fit.
- Practice your pitch: Both interviewers and candidates are evaluating each other during interviews. While you assess whether candidates are right for the job, candidates try to determine whether they want to work for you. Determine how you will sell your farm: discuss your vision, mission, values, and what sets your farm apart.
- Check your bias at the door: We all have good intentions but we also form biases. Understand and identify what biases you have that may interfere with seeing a candidate’s full potential. Ask yourself whether certain characteristics really affect a candidate’s job performance.
The questions you ask will help you gauge not only how the candidate answers but what they answer as well. It would be great to ask a candidate 20 questions but in reality, in an hour interview you may only get to ask 5 or so questions.
To help, here are a few of our top interview questions:
- Tell me about a time when you anticipated problems at your current employer and developed preventive measures to achieve a positive outcome.
- Tell me about a situation where you had to be persuasive and sell your idea to someone else – how did that situation turn out? How did that affect you?
- Tell me about the biggest mistake you have made at work and what did you learn from it?
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