Oak Innovation Interviewing Skills Training Course Material


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What you’ll get:

  • 43-page participant manual
  • 84 powerpoint slides
  • Practical exercises
  • Further reading
  • Course evaluation form
  • Action plan

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How to deliver a training course on interviewing skills

Over the past few years, we’ve been promoting our interviewing skills training course more than some other training material.

For us, interviewing skills is a central skill that impacts so many parts of a company. And, as such, it’s worthy of pushing a little harder. In fact at Oak Innovation, we want to build value for companies wherever we can. The reality is that we create courseware that training professionals and business managers can use to deliver their own training courses.

It’s that simple.

The truth is, we’ll give you the content you’ll need. And, to give you as much actionable value as we can, we’ll show how we would deliver this training course if we presenting it to our clients.

Of course, yes it starts with downloading great training material. But the truth is, it has more to do with connecting with your audience with content that will make a difference to them.

Basically, we’ll give offer tips and advice on how you can connect with your audience. In fact, we’ve learned that’s where lots of people are struggling with at the moment.

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If you’ve explored any of our training courses, you’ll know that we’re always promoting how we add value. And, whenever we have a chance we’ll share what we’ve learned from our experiences.

This interviewing skills training course can be delivered to meet the challenges faced by line-staff, human resource professionals, general managers, and senior executives in all sectors of industry.

It’s that simple.

The reason it’s simple is that you can use this training course material to develop the interviewing skills of your audience within a variety of company settings.

So how can you do this?

Well, the key is to make sure you use the content to explore the techniques required to successfully participate in various types of interviews. And, this will help your audience to develop the many skills that are needed to conduct compelling interviews.

And most of all, use this content to improve the interviewing skills of your audience. This course is especially helpful at bolstering human resource management skills and recruitment and selection initiatives.

Now, let’s explore the course content a little further.

Learning objectives

If you are looking for content to present your own business training course on interviewing skills, this is the course material for you. And, you don’t have to be an experienced business trainer to get results like a pro.

What you’ll get:

  • 43-page participant manual
  • 84 powerpoint slides
  • Practical exercises
  • Further reading
  • Course evaluation form
  • Action plan

At the end of this training course your participants will be able to:

– Understand the importance of the interview

– Identify the main types of interviews

– Introduce an effective interview process

– Understand different types of questioning and listening skills

– Identify and be able to avoid biases in interviewing

– Use four main types of interviews (e.g., recruitment, performance appraisal, counseling and grievance/discipline)

Course outline

In an effort to provide you with as much value as possible, we’re going to show you how we would use the content provided to deliver the key sections of this training course.

Skills – Your audience will demand useful and practical content. They will typically want content that will benefit them in their daily roles. So, identifying benefits is a must for any course. And, this is why you should start the session by exploring what exactly is an interview.

Next, use the content provided to discuss the main types of conversations that can occur within companies. As you move through the material, you can use the content to examine the different skills that are needed (e.g., questioning and listening skills).

Questioning and listening skills  – Whether you’re delivering this course to a large or small audience, you will need to spend time discussing active and reflective listening skills. And, we’ve learned that the key to meeting the needs of your audience is ensuring that you’re detailing various types of questioning skills. Do note that your audience won’t just want you to present content in a slide-by-slide fashion. Instead, they will actively seek examples and experiences from you.

In this section, we would encourage you to share your own experiences of interviews. Sharing your experiences will make it easy for the audience to see the value; it will ground the course and also help to make it more engaging.

The recruitment interview – Essentially, the recruitment interview is what springs to the minds of most of your audience when they think about interviews. And, naturally, you will want to explore the recruitment interview in greater detail. If possible, we suggest that you include company or industry-specific examples to what we’ve provided. Your audience will want answers to questions in their environment, and examples will encourage more audience engagement. In particular, you can use the content provided to discuss the effectiveness of a recruitment interview from the perspectives of both the interviewer and the candidate.

The grievance – discipline interview – One common misconception is that a lot of people will see the focus of an interviewing skills course to be only in the area of recruitment. However, the grievance and discipline interview is of such considerable importance within a company that deserves particular attention. In fact, by following the content in this section, your audience will quickly learn that there are shared skills across various interviewing settings.

Handling poor performance – Lots of people learn to be successful at recruitment interviews, but still struggle in interview settings that involve performance appraisal skills. Use the content provided to focus on how interviews can handle poor performance. Areas include:

  • Goal setting
  • Training
  • Dissatisfactions
  • Discipline
  • Reorganizing
  • Management
  • Outside agencies
  • The job
  • Peer pressure

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How to answer common questions

What are the four main types of interviews within organizations?

The practice of using interviews within companies is nothing new. However, developing the skills of staff is often overlooked. As is sharing an understanding of the different situations where interviews occur within companies. We believe that there are four key areas. These are:

  • Recruitment
  • Performance appraisal
  • Counseling
  • Grievance/discipline

What is a simple interview process?

A simple and easy to use interviewing skills process is an important addition to any company. And, while most companies believe that their process is robust, it’s not uncommon for companies to overcomplicate things. Here, are the four stages of any effective interview process:

  • Greet
  • Acquire
  • Supply
  • Depart

What are the main types of active listening skills?

Most business managers and training professionals understand the active listening skills. And this can be a great way to get the most out interview situations. Here are the main types of active listening skills that exist.

  • Door Openers
  • Encouraging
  • Acknowledging
  • Affirmation
  • Open Questions
  • Checking
  • Clarification
  • Extension

What are the four types of reflective listening skills?

Here are four examples of reflective listening skills.

  • Paraphrasing
  • Reflection of meaning
  • Reflection of feeling
  • Summary reflection

What are the benefits of excellent listening skills?

You don’t have to be an expert to understand the benefits of excellent listening skills. These skills will help anyone:

  • Learn about beliefs, feelings, and attitudes
  • Gather factual information
  • Avoid misunderstandings
  • Clearer picture of staff issues

What are the six main types of interview questions?

Most experienced business managers will know the different types of interview questions available.

That’s why an essential part of effective interview skills is to understand the different types of questions. The main six main types of interview questions are:

  1. Direct or closed
  2. Leading
  3. Topic-changing
  4. Probing and developing
  5. Open-ended
  6. Reflecting back

What are the six main biases that can occur during the selection process?

We all know how challenging it can be when something goes wrong within an recruitment and selection situation. Here are the six main biases that can occur. They are:

  1. Expectancy
  2. Primacy
  3. Information seeking
  4. Contrast or quota
  5. Horns/Halo
  6. Stereotyping

Can I edit the content and add my company logo?

Yes. You can now add your own logo and customize the course content freely using Microsoft Word and Powerpoint. You can also deliver the course materials where, when and as often as needed.

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