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Interviewing for Recruiters and Managers
Interviewing for Recruiters and Managers


The best source of Interview Training Courses

A hands-on one-day course with free pre-course online skills testing
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Full details of modules and topics covered in this one-day course


This is a one-day training course structured into 13 modules

This one-day workshop concentrates on defining the required skill sets, finding candidates, pre-interview preparation, developing questions and their value, and interview techniques that get specific, behavior-based examples of past performance.
Managers and supervisors, present and aspiring, who want to become more effective in preparing, conducting and evaluating interviews.

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MODULE 1:  Introduction and Course Overview
Topics covered:
  • Learning Objectives
MODULE 2:  Determining the Skills You Need
Topics covered:
  • Technical Skills
MODULE 3:  Finding Candidates
Topics covered:
  • Types of Candidate Search
  • Alternative Methods
MODULE 4:  Advertising Guidelines
Topics covered:
  • Five Key Points
  • Other Tips
  • Ten Tests for Advertising
MODULE 5:  Screening CVs
Topics covered:
  • The Screening Process
  • Using the Screening Guide
  • Developing a Guide
MODULE 6:  Interviewing Barriers
Topics covered:
  • Leniency or Stringency
  • Halo/Horn Effect
  • Error of Central Tendency
  • Stereotyping
MODULE 7:  Non Verbal Communication
Topics covered:
  • Interpretation of Gestures
  • The Best Vacation
MODULE 8:  Types of Questions
Topics covered:
  • Open Questions vs. Closed Questions
  • Probing
MODULE 9:  Traditional vs Behavioural Interviews
Topics covered:
  • Traditional Interviews
  • Purpose of Behavioural Interviewing
MODULE 10:  Listening for Answers
Topics covered:
  • Listening Problems
  • Active Listening
MODULE 11:  Difficult Applicants
Topics covered:
  • Sample BDI Questions
  • Difficult Applicants
MODULE 12:  Interview Preparation and Format
Topics covered:
  • Interview Preparation
  • The Interview Format
  • Before the Interview
  • During the Interview
  • Closing the Interview
MODULE 13:  Your Personal Action Plan

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Interviewing for Recruiters and Managers
Nov 13, 2019
Manchester Piccadilly
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Dec 6, 2019
Leeds West One
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Dec 13, 2019
Birmingham Queensway
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Jan 15, 2020
London Victoria
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Molly Stephens
, Jun 15 2018
"I really enjoyed meeting Phillip. He was very intelligent and clearly knew a lot about management and leadership. "

Course rating of 4 stars
Rachael Kershaw
, Jan 5 2018
"The trainer was brilliant and answered all questions clearly and in depth. "

Course rating of 5 stars
Faith Mulera
, Jun 12 2017
"The training was excellent, best trainer I have had in a very long time. "

Course rating of 4 stars
Tom Davies
, Mar 10 2017
"The trainer was excellent - it was great to have one-to-one training and the conversational nature was very constructive. I would recommend this course. "

Course rating of 5 stars
Erol Vatandas
, Dec 20 2016
"The course was good. Mr. Hall was very professional and kind. He obviously has great knowledge and experience which he generously shares with his trainees. Thank you."

Course rating of 5 stars
Pauline Read
, Nov 9 2016
"Terry was a fantastic trainer and provided a very calm enjoyable learning environment which helped me to learn a lot. "

Course rating of 4 stars
Sara King
, Nov 9 2016
"Terry was a fantastic trainer. He was brilliant and I had a fantastic day and learnt a lot and hope to have him as a trainer in the future. "

Course rating of 5 stars
Javed Akhtar Khan
, May 25 2016
"great day, appreciated the input and support from the trainer"

Course rating of 4 stars
Alex Myers
, Feb 3 2016
"Excellent Trainer - really informative and very engaging!"

Course rating of 5 stars
Gill Farmer
, Mar 3 2015
"Very interesting and involved course with an excellent trainer."

Course rating of 5 stars
Husna Begum
, Jun 2 2014
"I enjoyed the training and found it very useful, thank you. "

Course rating of 5 stars
Sonia Brooks
, May 7 2014
"Bill is fab!"

Course rating of 5 stars
Emilia Lawes
, Mar 12 2014
"it was a very effective course, well designed round making you thinking rather than giving you all the answers. Very enjoyable too."

Course rating of 5 stars
kris davies
, Mar 12 2014
"Excellent course thoroughly enjoyed it "

Course rating of 5 stars
Ilona Prachniak
, Feb 17 2014
"Very good trainer, good knowledge of the subject"

Course rating of 5 stars
Jo Aldwinckle
, Feb 10 2014
"The trainer was really good and we had a good rapport going throughout the day."

Course rating of 3 stars
Ally Bowen
, Feb 4 2014
"The trainer for this course was excellent. I was the only trainee on this day which can be an intensive day but we were able to address my individual requirements perfectly."

Course rating of 5 stars
Sarah Jane Tomkins
, Jan 17 2014
"The trainer was very good and because it was one to one it was tailored specifically for my needs."

Course rating of 5 stars
Katy Pryce
, Oct 25 2013
"Trainer showed a good knowledge of the subject and had a good training style. I really enjoyed the day. "

Course rating of 5 stars
Marc Finch
, May 15 2013
"Excellent course. Well run and delivered."

Course rating of 5 stars
Graham Onions
, May 10 2013
"The tutor made the day go very quickly with her enthusiasm and great knowledge. Lovely lady."

Course rating of 5 stars


General Information

All Activia interview training courses have been created, reviewed and developed to ensure up to date provision and constantly improving standards of content. Our HR and Recruitment training is interactive and classroom-based which maximises learning through the ability to ask questions and discuss specific issues.

Class Sizes

Maximum class size for HR and Recruitment courses is 10 delegates, which ensures that attendees get adequate time for personal attention from the instructor. At some of our centres, the maximum class size is 12 delegates.

Note that we never cancel our scheduled classes -- even if there are only one or two delegates -- so once you have booked, your place is assured.

For training at your offices, we can deliver classes of up to 15 delegates, though with bigger class sizes you must understand that there is less time for questions from delegates, and this may affect the quality of their experience.

How to book
Course, dates and delegate numbers
Decide on the HR and Recruitment course you want, the date(s) you can attend, and the number of delegates involved
Training location
Also decide whether you want training at your offices or at one of our centres
Speedy course booking
You can use the Speedy Quote option to contact us for a quick price, or you can book online from the schedule on this website
Call us
if at any time you want help or advice, or you want to book on the telephone, just call us on 0333 6000 111 to speak to one of our friendly training advisors

Note: With non-credit card bookings you must sign and return a Booking Form before we can confirm your training.

Also note: If you are a private individual you must pay by credit card at the time of booking.

The confirmation process
Course places allocated
Your place is allocated, along with the trainer, workbooks and exercise files if appropriate
Booking confirmation
You receive an official confirmation, with joining instructions (and directions if it's at our centre)
Training invoice
You receive a VAT invoice

Note: Please allow 1 - 2 working days for your confirmation and invoice.

What happens on the day

If you are coming to our centre, dress code is smart casual.   Refreshments in the form of tea/coffee will be provided for morning and afternoon breaks, but please note that we do not provide lunch.   The timetable is as follows:













Note: break times can vary according to the needs of the training, and course duration for smaller class sizes are usually shorter because fewer delegates have fewer questions !

For training at your offices, this itinerary can be varied by prior arrangement.

What you get

With your HR and Recruitment training course from Activia, you get a free workbook, so you can review and revise afterwards to reinforce your knowledge.

Every delegate on a HR and Recruitment course also gets an Activia Training Attendance Certificate.


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