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How to Prepare Your Office for Candidate Interviews



You know how important employees are to your business. It literally cannot work without them. Because you know how important your employees are, you’re committed to bringing the best people you can onboard. Candidate interviews are a part of that process. Not only should the candidate be prepared for the interview, but you and your office should be as well. Do you know how to prepare your office for candidate interviews?


Be Ready to Welcome the Candidates

The first thing to do is make sure you and your office are ready to welcome the candidates. Your office should be well organized, with everything you need neatly laid out. That will help you transition smoothly from welcoming the candidate into your office to the interview itself.

It eliminates the need to declutter and shuffle papers around before you dive in, allowing you to focus on the candidate and the interview instead.


Make Your Office Look Nice

Don’t settle for an office that is just organized and neat. That can come across as overly utilitarian and may be unappealing to prospective employees. Your office will help set the impression they have of your business. Making your office look nice can help secure a positive impression. Tastefully decorate your office with a potted plant and maybe some art. Don’t be afraid to show a little personality or even a lot.

A mural in your office can make potential employees more likely to join your company. It’s a great way to show off values, brand, personality, and spark interest in your company.


Eliminate Distractions

It’s great for your office to look visually appealing, but it shouldn’t be so focused on the visuals that it becomes distracting for yourself or the candidate. You’re there to have an interview, after all. Eliminate distractions in your office as much as possible. You may need to close blinds or curtains to prevent happenings from outside your office from distracting either of you. This is another reason for having a clean, organized desk: there are fewer distractions. If you can’t eliminate distractions, take steps to reduce them.


Be prepared for the interview, just as you expect the candidate to be. Prepare interview questions and learn what exactly you’re looking for in a candidate for any given position you’re interviewing for. Make sure your office is ready to host candidate interviews as well. Remember, prospective employees are interviewing you just as much as you’re interviewing them. The impression you make matters.


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