Improving your interview strategy

Improving Your Interview Strategy & Selection Skills



Interviewing and selecting the right employee is the right of every manager, executive and supervisor as they are the only ‘users’ of the employee. They have to ensure that the selected employee has the right demonstrated skills through learning and experience and also the right attitude towards the user department’s stakeholders in order to carry out their duties effectively. While no interview and selection method or technique can absolutely guarantee getting the perfect candidate, interviewers will nevertheless have to try their best. The best approach to ‘try their best’ is to have a methodical way of doing it.

The workshop focuses on the core areas of interviewing and selection in a comprehensive way. It covers the systemof designing and asking structured questions, and evaluating responses in an objective way. It also contains an overview of the various types of selection tests that can be applied to candidates in a simple way.

The workshop gives participants a broader aspect of the interviewing and selection function so as to develop flexibility in designing questions and making decisions.


By the end of the workshop, participants are able to:

  • Link properly written job descriptions and specifications to success of interview and selection
  • Analyse resumes (CV) and applications for greater understanding of the candidate
  • Design simple employment tests
  • Design the 9 types of questions for interviews
  • Develop equitable criteria for interview evaluation
  • Decide on the suitable candidate for employment
  • Improve personal skills and competencies necessary to conduct interviews effectively
  • Develop a wider perspective of the selection function for better flexibility


Job Descriptions (JD) and Job Specifications (JS)

  • Linking JD / JS to Interviews & Selection
  • Critical areas in JD & JS
  • Developing effective JD / JS

Assessing Applicants for Interviews

  • • Studying the resume (CV)
  • • Covering letter
  • • Application form
  • • Linking job descriptions and specifications to applications

 The Preliminary Interview

  • • Mode of interview
  • • Duration
  • • Who should interview?
  • • Using the Preliminary Interview Form (PIF)
  • Planning the Main Interview
  • Who are the interviewers?
  • Areas for interview
  • Planning the structure of interview
  • Asking ‘open’ and ‘closed’ questions

Overview of Behaviour and Competency-Based Employment Tests

  • Cognitive Ability Test
  • Intelligence Test
  • Psychomotor Ability Test
  • Job Knowledge Test
  • Work Sample Test (simulation)
  • Personality Test

The 9 Types of Behavioural and Competency-Based Structured Interview Questions

  • Situational
  • Past behavior
  • Experience
  • Motivation
  • Stress
  • Job Knowledge
  • Background
  • Personality
  • Intelligence

Carrying Out The Main Interview

  • Starting the interview
  • Asking & Answering questions
  • Ending the interview
  • Using the Interview Evaluation Form (IEF)

Post-interview Decision Stage

  • The winning candidate’s profile
  • Matching interviewee profile with desired profile
  • Making the decision

Making the Interview Successful

  • Overcoming common interview problems
  • Public relations in interviews
  • Effective listening and speaking

10. Ethics in interviews


  • Managers
  • Executives
  • Supervisors


18 – 20 September 2013

08.00 – 16.00 WIB

Hotel Ibis Yogyakarta


 Yudhi Satria Restu, SE S. Psi, M. Si


Presentation, Discussion, Case Study, Evaluation Pre test & Pos Test


  1. Certificate
  2. Training Modul
  3. Flashdisk
  4. NoteBook and Ballpoint
  5. Jacket or waistcoat or T-Shirt
  6. Bag or backpackers
  7. Training Photo
  8. Training room with full AC facilities and multimedia
  9. Once lunch and twice coffeebreak every day of training
  10. Qualified instructor
  11. Transportation for participants from hotel of participants to/from hotel of training


Biaya kursus: Rp. 6.000.000,- per peserta (Non Residential)

                    Rp. 5.500.000,- per peserta ( Pendaftaran 3 peserta dari 1 perusahaan)

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