In the following memo, I will analyze an interview by our recruiter with a potential college grad for a sales position in the agricultural products division. I will point out where the recruiter could improve in his interviewing technique. I will also recommend some pointers that could help the applicant make it from the 'meeting' to the 'got to have him' stage.
The opening to this interview is dated. The interviewer should have been familiarized with federal regulations regarding smoking in public buildings before asking the interviewee if he smoked.
The opening question was common. Many interviewers begin with this broad and open-ended question. It would have been better for the interviewer to have prepared by reading the interviewee's resume and directing questions more specifically from items listed there.
The interviewer does not appear to be li