Hiring Optical Employees? – Ten-Step Interview Tips

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Thank you to U.S. Vision for sharing this Ten-Step Interview tip adapted from the book: Hiring Smart.

  1. Make small talk
  2. Go over the job briefly
  3. Ask questions in sequence:
    • Education
    • Job history
    • Outside interests
    • Strengths
    • Shortcomings
    • Goals, personal and professional
  4. Take notes
  5. Probe, probe, probe – always in your areas of optical expertise
  6. Announce, “We have about five more minutes.”
  7. Tell the candidate what to expect next in the selection process and when
  8. Let you potential optical employee ask questions
  9. Thank the candidate
  10. Compare notes with other interviewers
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