Interviews are intimidating, even for the most qualified candidate.
Students and grads are eager to hatch meaningful careers with top employers, and making a great impression during an interview is a key step in achieving that goal. They’re enthusiastic and prepared but often feel nervous about their ability to “knock it out of the park”.
Students and grads have a lot of questions for potential employers.
“What is the interview process like?”
“What makes an application stand out?”
“How do you decide who to hire?”
Then there are the questions Gen Y have but don’t ask – questions that, on the surface, aren’t the most appropriate, but touch on broader professional themes that reflect a real concern with finding an employer that fits.
They’re the face of your company, and they play a vital role in determining the success of your business.
External-facing employees work on the front lines, interacting with the public, building relationships, driving growth and delivering value to clients and customers.
An organization’s ability to serve its clients and customers is directly influenced by its ability to recruit top talent: interactions with your external-facing employees can dictate how the public perceives your business – a strong impression that isn’t easily changed.
Interviews are already intimidating for many students and grads – add in a case study, and you’ve reached another level of job search anxiety.
Case interviews are a common component of entry/student level hiring processes. Case interviews showcase a candidate’s ability to employ logic under pressure, structure their analysis and communicate their thoughts and process – candidates are presented with hypothetical situations, and are asked to work through underlying issues in order develop and present recommendations at the end of the interview.
Preparing Gen Y candidates for a case interview can add strategic value to your recruitment efforts. We’ll explain why, and outline 5 simple steps you can take to ensure every candidate has a career-hatching case interview.