When arranging or conducting an interview with a skilled immigrant by phone, there are even greater opportunities for cross-cultural differences to lead to misunderstanding.
However, there are ways to maximize the value of phone conversations for both interviewers and skilled immigrant candidates:
- Explain the format, expectations of the interview and any unique aspects of your interview process.
- Outline the selection process and provide an opportunity for the candidate to ask any questions prior to the start of the interview.
- Provide all interview questions to the candidate prior to the interview to reduce or eliminate misunderstandings over the phone.
- Telephone Pre-Screen Form: This form will help you minimize cross-cultural misunderstandings when conducting telephone interviews with skilled immigrant candidates.