Competency

This deliverable will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of different communication theories as they are used in practice.

Scenario

Your place of employment has expanded and is looking to hire people who will be working with you. Because you will be working with the new hires, you will be a part of the interviewing process. Identify a position in a company or organization that you have previously held, or a position you wish to hold sometime in the future. Your interview process will be for this position.

Instructions

Select a friend, coworker, or relative in a professional position to be your interviewee. Interview this person as if you were planning on hiring him or her for the position using at least six of the following questions:

  1. What are your strengths?
  2. What are your weaknesses?
  3. Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years?
  4. What can you offer us that someone else cannot?
  5. What are three things your former manager would like you to improve on?
  6. Tell me about an accomplishment you are most proud of.
  7. What would you look to accomplish in the first 30 days/60 days/90 days on the job?
  8. Describe yourself.
  9. Tell me how you handled a difficult situation.
  10. How would you deal with an angry or irate customer?
  11. What motivates you?
  12. How do you handle pressure?
  13. What are your career goals?
  14. What gets you up in the morning?
  15. Are you a leader or a follower?

*Give this list of questions to your subject at least 24 hours in advance.

You may find it helpful to record the interview. It is also important that you engage in conversation. When your interviewee responds, use the response to formulate a dynamic discussion between the two of you. Be sure to have this conversational component.

Once you have completed the interview, write a report on your interviewee either recommending he or she be hired or not hired. Include the following in your report:

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