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You are listening to trinity employments, eight player Matchmaker podcast starring your host and the cofounder of Trinity Employment Specialists, Cory Minter.

Hi, welcome to the a player matchmakers. We’re always looking for ways to add value to job seekers and employers. And today we’re going to be talking about strategies of effective interviewing and we’re going to be re, uh, just going over an article that we found on the Harvard Business Review. We always love reading that, uh, Ethan is actually going to be taking some courses soon at the University of Harvard. Is this accurate or is this inaccurate? What’s, what’s going on Ethan? Yes. I, I uh, I will be in Boston and uh, taking some, some courses there to, at a seminary called Gordon Conwell, but it enables you to take some at Harvard. So me and, uh, me and Harvard, we’ll get real well acquainted here soon. So, um, Ethan’s got a big head on this deal and it feels, feels like, it feels like he’s a, he’s a superior. So we’re gonna, we’re gonna literally just said, man, please work with these guys for the best Tulsa Medical Staffing option, we’re going to learn emanating, we’re going to learn from all of Ethan’s knowledge.

And wisdom and get out of here, man. I mean we’re, we’re really not worthy, Ethan. Just glad to be in your presence. But this, this particular topic, we’re obviously gonna be talking to employers, um, trying to find the best strategies that you can to be effective. You know, in our last podcast we talked about how 40 minutes is the average time spent on an interview and you’re basically going to be making a decision that is going to impact potentially the next five to 10 years of your and or that person’s life. And so being deliberate and specific, having a good, well thought out strategy is very important to that. That’s why places like Harvard are doing, not just this study, but many studies over and over and over again. You know, some of the best thinkers in the world, they’re trying to come up with the magic interviewing questions. YOu wont find a better Tulsa Medical Staffing from any other company!

And I don’t think anybody really has figured it out. And we’ve had strategies all the way to asking somebody what their favorite fruit is and why. Two developing strategies like this. So we’re going to be, um, we’re going to be talking about this and we’re hoping that this is going to be able to add value to managers out there. Before we get started though, if you, if you know of someone that could benefit from some of the content that we put on here, we’d love if you shared this with your friends. It’s the only way that it’s going to get out and be, become useful. We’re not trying to make any money on this Tulsa Medical Staffing. We’re genuinely trying to help our candidates and clients. That’s what we wanted to do. So to go ahead and get started, uh, start us off with some statistics. Get our brain churning to try to rise to the level of a harbor on ever divorce taker or whatever you want here.

I say I might take one class in Harvard and he, you know, you lose your mind, you know, uh, lots of stats we’ve talked about before. Uh, it’s really important to have an effective interviewing strategy. Um, I think it was a, yeah, it was Forbes. Yeah. Forbes did a study saying that the average job interview is about 40 minutes long. When you’re like really, really nervous, that seems like a long time. But when you think about the reality of an interviewer making a decision whether or not they’re going to invest a lot of time and money and company reputation and equity into someone, 40 minutes is a very, very short time. And as the interviewee, figuring out if that’s where you want to spend the next few years or alive potentially is really big. 40 minutes is not a lot. So having an effective interviewing strategy for employers is very important as well as, I mean, the Glassdoor said the average job opening attracts about 250 resumes and only 2% of them will get an interview.

Um, so when you realize that, that not a lot of people are getting interviews, you got to make sure your interviews counts both as an employee is an interviewee and an interview earlier. Um, you don’t have a lot of time in, you’d really don’t talk to as many people as you might think. Yeah. And you know, one thing that’s happened just in the last several, oh probably, but a little over a year now. But man, if you are at a higher level company and you are trying to get some of the top talent, you better become good at interviewing or at least appear to be good at it because now the people that are interviewing with you, the tables have kind of turned and now they are just as powerful in this decision as you are used to. Well, I mean, well in a down economy, the employer’s going to have a little bit of the upper hand because you’re going to have more people looking for work than there are jobs now.

It’s flipped. We have way more jobs available than we do good quality candidates to fill them. And so you can’t just go and wing an interview with some, a player and expect them to be impressed. You’ve got to have your stuff together and be prepared and planned and it’s really, really important that you impress with your process. Yeah, definitely. And we’ve talked about and tons of other podcasts about the importance of the interviewing process. Um, and, and so obviously those are all on our podcasts link. They’re great to listen to. Um, but this definitely more like the, the strategies of how to make it a good interview is just as important in my opinion as, as that process there. So our very first one is planning and preparation. Um, or did I, I just skipped over our stats, didn’t I know I gave the steps, I just lost my mind on pay attention when I tell I’m with the Harvard.

I’m with a Harvard class taker now, so, so man, I’m just intimidated. Oh, that kid, I can’t hardly control myself or contain, you know, my nervousness over here. I’m sweating. You can’t see it over there, but I’m really just sweating right now. You can smell it being planning and preparation. Tell us a little bit about it. Anything man, it’s, you know, the person who did this study, they said that the lack of adequate planning for an interview is the single greatest fault found in all their studies for the interviewing process. And it’s true, man, we’ve talked about it before. If you want to really have a good interview, uh, if you want to interview someone well and leave that interview, if it’s, you know, the average 40 minutes feeling like you are confident in offering that person a position, you’ve got to be prepared for the interview, you gotta be prepared.

Um, you know, knowing the resume, knowing the job description, knowing exactly what you’re looking for. We’ve talked about how important it is to have, you know, almost like a formula. So, okay, these are questions I’m going to ask here are a few more where I can kind of, you know, get up, get off like the, the strictness of specific questions. But, um, you gotta be prepared. If you’re not, you’re going to go in there. You’re gonna Flounder around for 20 of those 40 minutes. You know, I think a lot of, a lot of people, if you’re like me for surely for sure, me and my wife, I know when, when we are looking to interview someone for Trinity, um, we’ve thought we’ve thought about it before and we were like, all right, what are some good questions that we should ask? What, what is it that we should make sure and ask?

Now, this was many years ago and over the years we’ve been able to develop a certain subset of questions that we think, let’s make sure that we ask about this. We’ve learned it by failure, but one of, one of the things that we finally just broke down and did, and we’re supposed to be experts at this, but coming up with really great questions is available online. And you, you get some really great ideas. Now you’re going to Google great interviewing questions to ask an accountant, great interviewing questions to ask, you know, a physician, a medical assistant, and you can get some really great ideas from some of these people. And I recommend it. It gets you thinking outside of the box. Sometimes you can get, um, some ideas in and adjust that question to cater it more to your company. But getting some of the best minds in the world’s what you gain access to when you get online. Be sure to work witrh these guys cause the have the top Tulsa Medical Staffing services to help you with today!

Online can be a really great tool. I really recommend it. Um, I, and I think, you know, you don’t have to follow an exact thing, but put, pick out your own questions and make it work for you. Yeah. And I think like a written outline of important points to be covered or informed questions to be asked. It’s not necessarily an indication of like rigidity or too much strictness. I think it’ll also show the person you’re interviewing that you are very serious, seriously considering them. Uh, you mentioned in our last podcast we did, you went in for an interview and, and uh, he bounced around about five different offices before they finally settled on one to sit down and interview you in. Right. And it didn’t feel like they cared. It didn’t feel like, well listen, I wanted them to care and I didn’t think that in the moment, but when I got out of it I was like, man, they put no thought into this at all.

And I wondered, is this the way that they operate? You know, I wanted the job but I was just thinking, man, they, they must be a confused place over there. And so you do that to an a player and they’ll, they’ll likely walk out of there going, man, there is no way I’m going to take that job. And that’s just at the very beginning. I mean, you know, you only have, they always talk about, you only have one chance to make a first impression, but people are going to make a judgment based on the first 10 to 15 seconds that they meet you. And if the first 10 to 15 seconds is you guys scrounging around like a bunch of crazy hands trying to find a place to meet, you know, and uh, it, it, it could go better for sure. Most definitely. The next, the next one is building rapport. Be sure to call the amazing pros here the top Tulsa Medical Staffing service today!

Um, I’ll go ahead and talk about this because I think that this is actually something that I do very well. Um, I’ve always, I’ve been given the gift of, I don’t know, Gab, maybe that’s what it is, but, um, I try, I want to build trust with people. It’s, it’s very important I think. Um, when you’re able to build trust with people, they’ll be more honest with you. Um, and you, it’s all about how you make them feel. All right. And you got to remember this. It’s really truly not what you say. It’s how you make them feel. Um, they’re going to be reading your nonverbal. I suggest one of the ways that I do is I might soften my voice a little bit, you know, I’ll say it the same way, but I’m just going to soften it a little bit. And so I can sound nicer than what I just think.

So that, that is one of the things that I do. Um, when we’re starting out, I also followed this thing and Ethan, you, you said you remember me doing this with you is I explained to them what my goal is in the interview and I say, listen, you and I are both in here thinking the same thing. You’re sitting there looking at me going, listen, I wonder if this company, or at least this guy would be something that would be good for me or bad for me and I’m doing the exact same thing. I don’t know you and you don’t know me. I’m looking at you going, all right, would this individual be good for me or bad for me? And really what we both want is we want something that mutually benefits both of us. And so I want you to know that I am very interested in knowing whether this position and our company would be a good thing or a bad thing for you.

And it’s okay if it’s bad. In fact, it’s actually very good if it’s bad because now we know and you won’t go through the process of pain. And let me explain that to you. You will drive home not liking what it is that you’re doing here. You might do that many days in a row and be scared and fearful because you don’t know what to do about your job. We don’t want that to happen. I don’t want that to happen. So we, I want to this to go in a way where we both interview one another to try to determine if this is a good or bad thing for one another. And so, um, when I do that, it really helps to level the playing field and get me off of a pedestal and bring us down to peers, sharing good ideas rather than it being an imbalanced top of discussion.

And I found that when you do that, that you get a lot of honesty and things that it doesn’t just help me as the owner of the company, but it also helps them and they’re able to get more information from us. And so building that rapport helps both parties and you being a leader in it can really help both of you. Yeah, man. And it helps you as well. It just in the aspect of getting to know each other. Um, little things like, uh, making someone feel more welcome like you said, like lowering your voice. I’ve interviewed countless people. I have a loud voice and I’ve interviewed tons of people that when they come in for an interview, I realize they’re much more soft spoken than I am. But if they’re talking really quietly and I’m still yelling really loudly, this is not going to make them feel welcome and I’m not going to be able to understand them.

Well, to the point that you said where you can have very honest dialogue where you really get to know each other better. Well this is, this is really kind of weird. So just follow me. A boy. I want a preface. So I’m a partner of mine in another company, he started t he speaks all over the place, gets paid a lot of money, he go speak. And so he was telling me that he was taking voice lessons from th there’s a, there’s a guy named Andy Chrisman and he, he also does a radio show. Um, and he is like a top 10 singer and he’s won dove awards, you know, used to sing for a, uh, a group called for him. And he taught voice lessons and he, and he was talking about how important it is, the voice inflection on your impact on people and how you can literally become a leader by working on the tone of your voice.

Because it really does have a big impact. And I’ve noticed this over time in just changing my voice a little bit and, and um, and noticing the erection of people. So let me give you a great example. When I lowered my voice there, you looked up at me and I got your attention and you locked. I mean, you held eye contact with you a lot more than what we were sitting here on microphone. So just in case you’re wondering, me and Ethan are not staring and Gacy can put another [inaudible], you know, but that would be weird. But what, what I’m saying is, is that I promise you that happened just now. And you can, when you begin to learn how the inflection of your voice impacts people, you can start learning that. You can guide the conversation really well with it. Um, and if you study it and, um, but that want, you do that one thing and you’re likely going to come across as more likable.

It’s unbelievable. And what’s interesting on a similar note is like, even which words you emphasize implies incredibly different meanings. And so I used to do improv acting. I was part of an Improv troupe, kind of like whose line is in any way and as like kind of a warmup, fun game we would do is we’d get like a random sentence and we’d start by emphasizing the first word of that sentence. Um, so, and then we’d have to kind of explain it a little bit. So like as simple as, I don’t know, I went to my grandma’s house, right? I’d say I went to my grandma’s house and then I talk very briefly about how I did not call recorded and go with me. Make it a point in your day to work with the best company in the world! It was just me only I went to when I went to my grandma’s house. So, obviously I’m not going, I previously had gone. Do not waste another moment, call now for the best Tulsa Medical Staffing in town!

And each word that you emphasize puts different meaning, like context between the, you know, behind the entire sentence. That makes sense. So, but, and that’s similar to what you’re saying, but, uh, if, if anything else is just encouragement to, yeah. Like as you build rapport, it’s very important to pay attention to what you say and how you say it. Um, because you can guide conversations like you said, and you can accidentally mislead people and kind of emphasize things differently all sudden you’re sidetracked and all of a sudden you’re kind of losing that rapport and then you waste the interview. Yeah. So that leads us into our next point is guiding the conversation. You know, the interviewee, um, you know, they’re going to be very sensitive to the reactions of the interviewer. And so you can as as the interviewer you can, you can really, you know, take advantage of this and use that to your advantage to try to guide it where you want it to go based on the way that you inflect your voice, but also with your questioning that you, that you choose and so you, you’re definitely going to have a goal that you want to get out of it.

I always go through a resume and I’m like, all right, I really want to know why they left there. That doesn’t make sense why I left there and I want to know why they left each position and what they learned from each position and all that stuff in the way that I guide it is I’ve watched it, I watched their body language and if there’s anything at all that tenses up, we met, we talked about it earlier when somebody would cross their arms or something like that sometimes and there’s their there, their breath it. If you can pay attention to this, your, their breath will shorten. I promise you it’ll, it, they won’t, they won’t breathe with the same rhythm that they were previously. And, and so when that happens, you can begin to ask other questions about it and guide the, and you can guide it. You know, you’re going to have your basic questions that you’re going to ask, but also begin to begin to guide that and ask them probing questions about that. So the are some things to think about. We’re, we’re out of time here. Maybe we need to finish this up in another podcast, but if trinity can help you at all with any of your, uh, with interviewing techniques, with, uh, with finding the right person for, uh, for your company, we would love to discuss this with you. You will love working with the top Tulsa Medical Staffing service! Give us a call@nineoneeightsixtwotwotwofiveeighteightoryoucanjustvisitusonlineattrinityemployment.com.