Be sure to review the interviewee’s resume in advance to assess skills and background. Any advertising related to employment at OCR and/or recruitment job advertising should include this statement in the body of the advertisement: “OCR is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. The first step of a successful interview includes building rapport with the applicant. In addition to the position’s placement goals the plan contains advertising channels to be used to achieve those goals. “Soft skills” can be required qualifications e.g., communication/collaboration and will: Can be position/department specific e.g. valid driver’s license Can be assessed by reviewing the resume Must be objective, non-comparative and business related: Correct: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration Incorrect: A business degree from a “good school” Correct: 5 to 7 years of experience designing computer software programs Incorrect: Must be one of the top five among the applicants in years of experience Correct: 5+ years of experience in accounting Incorrect: Must have experience with volunteering for Habitat for Humanity The minimum requirements should support the accomplishment of the essential function. Note: You may consider conducting reference checks on all finalists before the final selection is made. Be aware of bias in the interview process The following is a list of common biases that can occur when interviewing candidates: Leniency/ Strictness Bias occurs given people differ in how they evaluate people; some interviews are very liberal and lenient, while others are critical and demanding. When it is determined a new position is needed, it is important to: Understand and take into consideration strategic goals for the University and/or department. curriculum vitaeIf you are going to be absent for any length of time, you should advise the contact officer.