Sometimes interviewers take for granted that every interviewee, regardless of background, knows how to respond to typical interview questions. However, some of those “typical” questions are based in a language and culture that may be confusing to the interviewee. (Version français.)
This kind of misunderstanding is highlighted in the seventh instalment of Finding Talent, a training video by TRIEC that follows the fictional experiences of MetroCan Technologies as it considers hiring a skilled immigrant named Tarek.
In this chapter, the hiring manager tries to determine whether Tarek will “fit in” and strays from the interview guide.
Tips for Employers:
- Interview guides allow for a more consistent approach to hiring.
- Reassess the wording of interview questions that may be unclear to candidates in order to create a more level playing field.
- What is considered important information to share during a job interview varies from culture to culture.
Watch the next video in the series: Social Activities.