But the thing I'm finding to be very difficult is to find good interviewers. I think most people are worse at being the interviewer than being on the other side of the desk. What types of problems do I find?
- Not going to the interview prepared
- Not asking relevant questions
- Not reading the job description
- Having no goal in mind on what they want to discover about the candidate
- Being non-committal in their feedback (not able to give a strong hire or no hire)
I think the problem for most people is that most people are never trained in how to give a good interview. People are just told to go to the interview and ask questions. So they ask questions that are not very good or or so general that they provide very little value. Questions like, "Are you a good listener?" How is the candidate going to answer anything but "Yes!" to that?
I'm not saying everyone has to be a great interview. People just should not be put in that situation if they are not prepared for it. I blame the company more than I do the people giving these bad interviews. What do you think? If you interview people, did you ever get any training? If not, how did you learn to give interviews?