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Interviewing Effectively: How to Select the People You Really Need

COURSE NO: K03-004
PDH CREDIT: 3
COURSE PROVIDER: Richard Grimes, MPA, CPT
Interviewing Effectively: How to Select the People You Really Need
Note: New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania Professional Engineers: This course does not qualify for PDH credit by your State Licensing Board. For complete information, please visit the websites of the NJNYOH and PA State Licensing Boards.
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course will help you develop a process of analyzing the open position that will allow you to determine what types of skills and qualities you require in an applicant to ensure later success on the job. It will also help you develop an effective plan for the interview that allows you to engage in friendly (and informative) chatting without losing the thread of your questions or letting the session slip out of your control.

 

Think back to the last time you interviewed an applicant. If you are like many others without interview training, you may have found yourself doing more talking than listening rather than learning about his or her strengths and weaknesses. Perhaps the interview got off track and you found it difficult to get back into focus. In addition, if someone had asked for your opinion of the applicant at the end of it, would you have been able to refer to specific comments or just your overall impression?

 

As for the person you finally selected, you probably based your decision more on instinct than specific information. Also, if you were asked why you didn't select someone else, would you have been able to defend your choice objectively so as not to show discrimination? If you're disappointed with the results of this kind of hit-or-miss approach to interviewing applicants, then it's time to approach it with a more systematic and objective method.

 

This 3 PDH online course is intended for professionals whose responsibilities include the interviewing and hiring of staff and who are interested in enhancing their interviewing skills to increase their chances in hiring qualified candidates suitable for the respective open positions.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • How to develop a process of analyzing the open position that will allow you to determine what types of skills and qualities you require in an applicant
  • How to develop an effective plan for the interview that allows you to engage in friendly and informative chatting
  • How to calculate the cost of turnover which results from a bad selection
  • How to distinguish between the skills and behaviors required for success in the open position
  • How to create "tie breaker" criteria to select the best candidate
  • How to develop a technique to help define the desired behaviors for a position
  • How to identify warning clues in a resume that should require follow-up in an interview
  • How to establish rapport with the applicant to help you have a more effective interview
  • How to avoid asking questions that could lead to trouble later on
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the document titled, "Interviewing Effectively: How to Select the People You really Need".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Interviewing Effectively (589 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.

 

The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you may print your Certificate of Completion after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email you your Certificate of Completion. Also, you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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