Final stages of the interview! Prevent skill mismatch – Overview

The interview is progressing smoothly and has entered the last phase. Your impression of the candidate is getting better and they seem to match the requirements of the job. However, it is still too early to relax. Even if the candidate passes the interview, it cannot be known if the company’s offer matches what the candidates expect or if there is anything to motivate the candidate to choose this company over others. This article will give an overview on the question a recruiter should ask and the time which should be used to explain the job description in detail. The next articles in this series will go into more detail on these two points.The interview is progressing smoothly and has entered the last phase. Your impression of the candidate is getting better and they seem to match the requirements of the job.

However, it is still too early to relax. Even if the candidate passes the interview, it cannot be known if the company’s offer matches what the candidates expect or if there is anything to motivate the candidate to choose this company over others. This article will give an overview on the question a recruiter should ask and the time which should be used to explain the job description in detail. The next articles in this series will go into more detail on these two points.

Adjusting candidate expectations and the company’s offer

While some companies seek personnel, who have abilities which exceed what is necessary, job seekers often request a position and salary which does not match their abilities and market value. A company’s Human Resource team are generally the ones who should be adjusting this difference. However, in the case the HR team does not play this role, having the recruiter adjust this during the interview will help prevent skill mismatching.

To adjust the expectations and offers, the recruiter should ask questions on topics such as the following:

• Position sought and specifics of the job (what they can do, what do they want to do)

• Salary sought

• Other expectations such as working conditions

Even after understanding what candidates seek on the job, there will still be some difference from the company’s offer. An explanation allowing the candidate to understand and be satisfies with should be given. At the same time, the following details should be explained to prevent any mismatching.

• Company profile

• Background for recruitment and company expectations of the job vacancy

• Specific details on the job vacancy and duties, company characteristics, differences from other companies in the same industry

• Reporting line and company structure

• Career path

• Salary and bonuses, etc.

Conveying to the promising candidate positively that they match what the company seeks and the company has expectations for them may lead to the candidate choosing this company in the end.
The next article will go into detail about what to be aware of when asking questions to adjust expectations.

Read more about Japanese recruitment information, see Japanese-Jobs.comhttps://jp.japanese-jobs.com/en).

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