Interviewing – In-company training

These courses give you practical experience of telephone and face to face interviewing so that you can get the most from your interviews. We look at planning possible lines of questioning, how to phrase them, difficult questions and the art of listening and responding, and asking the follow-ups that get you killer quotes.

Any interviewing training would have been welcome, but this was fantastic. Lots of useful tips and things to think about when planning/undertaking interviews in future.

Features editor, Immediate Media

 

Telephone and Face to face interviewing can be run on the same day as a one day course

The telephone interview

Half day in-company training course

Getting the most from a telephone interview requires good preparation. You need to know your subject and plan possible lines of questioning in order to get the great quotes.  You will also look at the importance of how you phrase your questions and the art of asking the follow-up question.

Planning for success
  • Getting the preparation right
  • Planning possible lines of questioning
  • Phrasing questions for maximum effect
  • Distinguishing between different types of questions
  • How to ask difficult questions
  • How to ask follow-up questions
  • Taking the interview where you want it to go
  • Sounding interested
  • Avoiding classic pitfalls

Doing it: Delegates will do a short telephone interview, which will be recorded

Playback and analysis

Doing it: Get the first question right

Doing it: 5 tips for a great telephone interview

To do lists – how will you put into practice what you have learned?

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The face to face interview

Half day in-company training course

Interviewing someone face to face can be daunting – you have to take into account your own body language as well as remember your line of questioning. Good preparation is all important, as is developing a rapport with your subject. You will look at difficult questions and the art of listening and responding.

Planning for success
  • Spotting likely problems before the interview
  • Coming up with a line of questioning
  • Developing a rapport with the subject
  • Using your body language
  • The importance of listening and responding
  • Using different types of questions to get the answers you need
  • Getting killer quotes
  • Controlling the interview

Doing it: Delegates will do a short interview, which will be videoed

Playback and analysis

Doing it: Get a killer quote

Doing it: 5 tips for a great face-to-face interview

To do lists – how will you put into practice what you have learned?

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This course provides you with practical skills that you can apply immediately to your own interviews. We send you away with a list of “To dos” to focus on after your training and will follow-up with you to see how you are getting on. We are always here if you have any queries at all.

To find out more about our range of in-company courses, and how we work and support you both before and after your training, please have a look at our in-company training page.

Please call 00 44(0)1428 722105 or email us for more information on how we can help you organise your training.