Many businesses look over a potential employee's resume, then schedule an interview. Then, if they decide that they are interested in hiring the individual, they might check the person's credentials before offering him or her the job. Even though it might seem like it's fine to do things this way, you might find that it's better to actually check credentials and references before the interview rather than after. Here's why.
Make Sure That You Don't Waste Anyone's Time
If you are like a lot of busy people in management positions, you might not have a whole lot of time. Therefore, you probably do not want to waste any more of your time than necessary. By checking credentials and references before the interview, you can find out whether there are any dealbreakers that you need to know about beforehand. Then, you can avoid wasting your time interviewing someone who you wouldn't be interested in hiring. Plus, potential employees probably don't want their time to be wasted either, so they are actually sure to appreciate this as well.
Give Potential Employees a Chance to Explain Themselves
If you find something when checking a potential hire's credentials and references that might give you a pause but that don't necessarily disqualify the individual from being considered for the position, knowing about this before the interview can be a good thing. Then, you can ask questions and give the potential employee a chance to explain his or her situation. This might help the person get a job that he or she may not have gotten otherwise, and it can help you determine whether or not an employee is worth hiring or not.
Have Talking Points for the Interview
When checking a potential hire's credentials and references, you might find out things that aren't negative at all, such as information about some of the courses that the individual took or some of the companies that he or she worked for. This can give you talking points to mention during the interview. The potential hire is sure to be impressed, and you won't have to worry about running out of things to talk about or ask during the interview.
As you can see, if you haven't been checking potentialemployees' credentials and references before doing the interview, this might be something that you'll want to consider. These are a few reasons why this can be a good idea.
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