Ace the Interview: The Key to Getting to the Core of Interview Candidates

2019 Talent Conference & Exposition
Build your skills as an interviewer to make authentic connections with candidates and learn more about their fit for your job.

Repeated Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

Simply put, hiring employees in the current job market is difficult. Limited talent, an increased need for specialized skills, competing offers and tight timelines significantly impact the quality of your search. Despite those challenges, HR and recruiters are charged with filling a talent pipeline with the right candidates to fill open roles. The candidate-driven job market further accentuates the cost of making the wrong hire. In this session, we will explore how the quality of an interview can impact a candidate's perception of your organization and how you can determine if a candidate is the right match for your job. You will master the art of questioning to uncover a candidate's true values and behavior patterns and if they would translate to success in the role. You will receive advanced, specific and actionable methods to discover more about candidates in less time, significantly increasing the quality of your hires.

Learning Objectives:

  • Enhance your ability to communicate clearly with interview candidates by learning how to create authentic connections with candidates.
  • Understand how to ask specific and effective questions of interview candidates by learning actionable methods to draw out crucial information about them and how they will fit at your organization.
  • Develop a more effective interviewing structure through analysis of the technical and personality skills and commitment required for your job.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Jon Player


Clients who work with Jon aren’t surprised to learn about his background as an attorney and a scientist. Prior to joining Bell Leadership, Jon developed a reputation as an attorney who could break down complex issues into manageable elements, bring a measured approach to dispute resolution, and present skillfully before judges and juries. Jon lived in Guatemala volunteering for a medical organization, managed research studies investigating the role of genetics in cancer development, and helped start an institute to exonerate wrongly convicted prisoners. Companies who turn to Jon appreciate the value his unique perspective brings to their organizational cultures.

  • J.D., cum laude, from the University of Richmond School of Law
  • M.S. in Environmental Health from University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health
  • B.S. in Biology from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
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