Doing Interviews in Coffee ShopsJudah Hirsch
With today’s tech boom and with many startups on the rise, not every company is completely settled in. Perhaps your company is strapped for space, without its own conference room. nike tn Or maybe your company is still figuring out its workplace situation. What to do then, when the HR needs to conduct a company interview? After all, quality employees are essential ingredients for a successful company (workplace woes notwithstanding.) Don’t fret; just head to your local coffee shop! No need to feel awkward, because nowadays it’s quite normal to conduct interviews while getting a cup of Joe. Dear HR person, if you’re a bit unsure on how to get on it, here are a few tips to help you conduct that coffee shop interview. Stick to less populated coffee shops in the Metro As any local urbanite would know, the coffee shop (especially Starbucks) is the go-to place for networkers and those who purvey the pyramid arts. bottes timberland They come in droves, are unabashedly outspoken, and they take up space while conducting their presentations. Thus for your peace of mind, it would be sensible to stick to less populated venues. nike requin Scope out the place first, and check if there are a lot of people at that particular time slot. That way, the interview would go smoothly and you’d be able to hear each other speak. Keep it reasonable and compact Don’t apologize for conducting the interview in a coffee shop. So what? You’re paying for beverages after all, so you’re entitled to a small space in the corner of the cafe. You have to keep it reasonable, however. timberland soldes Having 3 interviewers in a panel of judges type of seating arrangement would obviously be overdoing it. Nor are dividers, potted plants, or extra tables acceptable. nike air max 2016 soldes A one on one interview between the interviewer and the applicant is best for the coffee shop scenario. Maintain a strict schedule Make sure that your applicants show up at their appointed time slots! It would be quite embarrassing if a long queue were to form due to overlapping schedules. fjallraven kanken classic nike air max 90 femme If that happens, you can expect the patrons and the baristas to cast a nasty glance your way. You don’t want to be hogging up all the space. Secure a coffee budget from the management Considering the interview setup, the polite thing to do of course would be to offer your applicant a drink. nike air max command soldes But dear HR person, the expense should not come out of your own pocket! Run it by your boss and secure a practical budget for interview day. It would be a mortal sin to use the coffee shop as an interview spot, and not order anything at all. That’s just unfair, man. nike air huarache soldes Get that budget and caffeine up; both interviewer and applicant would benefit from clearer thoughts in the process. Take advantage of the venue to look out for social cues Lastly, take advantage of this unique interview arrangement to look out for social cues from the applicants. bottes timberland pas cher Are they late? Do they adapt well to unfamiliar situations? Do they abuse the privilege and order the most expensive drink in the menu? Remember that every applicant that shows up is a potential employee.