team building

Hiring team members is easy…isn’t it? Not in technology. – Part II: The Interview and beyond

By Vitaly Dubravin, PMP

My last post (“Hiring team members is easy…isn’t it? Not in technology. – Part I: Before the Interview”) talked about some steps preceding the interview. This part is about the vital steps during the Interview and right after it.

2. The Interview

Face to Face.

People are working all over the world and it is hard to bring them in during initial selection. I do not like phone interviews for several reasons. First – there is less confidence that the person on the other end of the line is the same person that will come on your project. Second – there is no assurance that this person is in the country and will not have troubles coming in. Third – I like to see person’s reactions on my questions. For example: the person may be silent on the other end while thinking or is busy checking Internet for an answer. I’d like to know that.