Selecting candidates for key positions within an organization is no easy task. For C-level positions, just going through a list of questions is not enough. Even if you have the help of a good headhunter, you need to know how to get the most out of the interview.
You want to ensure that you form a good idea of the candidate’s relevant experience and skills. You want to be sure that you connect with the right candidate. And you say want the right things about their possible move to the position that you have open.
We have developed an executive interview training programme for going into more depth when interviewing C-level candidates. We generally provide training on a group basis. This interactive training consists of an individual intake, a workshop of two half-day sessions, and two hours of personal interview coaching.
During the first session, you will get to work learning about the method that we developed ourselves for interviewing C-level candidates. This method is an effective and straightforward tool, with which you can obtain information about the candidate’s big-picture objectives, achievements, and underlying behaviour.
During the second session, we go into more depth about interviewing for leadership and interpersonal skills. Our many years of experience show that getting people to talk about their knowledge and skills is usually no problem. But how do you find out whether your candidate can really lead at the highest level? After a brief theoretical introduction to the topic, the focus of the training lies on exercises, in which you will immediately put what you learn into practice. The exercises will prepare you to apply what you have learned directly in your search for the right candidate.