Selecting the right people is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make.

Interview Training

Effective Interviewing!® Training

Effective Interviewing!® provides powerful and proven interview training to give hiring managers, recruiters, and interviewers the ability to make the right hiring decisions - and avoid costly mistakes. We offer competency-based behavioral interview training, using the recognized principle that past and present behavior is the best predictor of future performance.

Whether you're an experienced or novice interviewer, you will benefit from these techniques and will be able to use them immediately in your next interview. The result? You'll have better interviewing skills which lead to better hires and a competitive edge for your company.

Effective Interviewing!® training is available in one-day, half-day or shorter formats delivered by our experienced trainers at your location. We also offer interactive webinars as stand-alone interview training or as a follow-up to our Effective Interviewing!® eLearning.

Highlights of Effective Interviewing!® Training
Interview Funnel used in Effective Interviewing!® seminars
  • High Impact Interviews

    Learn the Interview Funnel™ model based on four questions to get an in-depth assessment of any candidate.

  • Enhanced Job Profiles

    Draw on a library of forty-eight competencies or incorporate your own to identify consistent benchmarks that determine job success.

  • Easy Legal Guidelines

    Apply three simple criteria to keep any interview legal.

  • Smart Hiring Decisions

    Learn how to make the best hiring decision using a systematic and objective process.

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Highly Interactive Format

Practice the new interview techniques while receiving immediate feedback and view a live demonstration.

Effective Interviewing!® seminar skills support on-demand for one-year

Continuous Training Support

Reinforce your application of these skills after the seminar with one-year access to the HirePath® Online Interview Tools.



Effective Interviewing!® Training Summary

1Interviewing Concepts

Identify behavioral competencies and learn to conduct selection interviews using behavioral competency interviewing.

2Defining the Job and Candidate

Use a library of forty-eight competencies to develop a specific Job/Candidate Profile that focuses on essential functions and the organizational culture of your company.

3Interview Procedures

Relax the candidate and keep your questions legal. Practice taking notes and listening for evidence of competencies while the instructor conducts an interview to demonstrate the interview model.

4Interview Questions

Assess competencies in candidates using a variety of questioning techniques, and develop your own set of questions. Apply what has been learned by participating in role playing while receiving feedback. Hundreds of examples of probing questions are provided.

5Making the Decision

Code your notes and create an Evaluation Balance Sheet that equips you with information to make the right hiring decision based on the candidate's fit with a Job/Candidate Profile.


Certify your trainers to deliver Effective Interviewing!® to internalize the seminar and reduce costs for training a large number of people within your organization.

Effective Interviewing!® is approved for credit towards PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification

Effective Interviewing!® has been approved for credit toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute

"I wish I’d had this interview training course 20 years ago when I first started in this industry. The skills I learned will be useful in day-to-day interactions, not just interviewing candidates."

— Department Manager, TRW

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