Do job interviews reveal the truth?Job interviews have become an integral part of a person's career and everyone has to clear it to advance in their professional path. It holds equal importance for the companies as they want to hire the right candidates through their properly structured interview process. Depending on company standards job interviews vary in their complexity and duration.
But a question worth asking is that is it guaranteed that a company will be able to hire a right candidate through their interview process.? Well not always. It is often difficult to judge completely a candidate's personality and skills in 5 -6 hours interview process and the reality will only be seen when the person joins the company and starts working. Nowadays candidates too have become smart in facing the interviews and they come prepared with the answers to commonly asked interview questions, so what they say during the interview may not always reveal their true self. So what should a company do if they see that their interview process is not able to hire good candidates for them? Many companies have started waking up to this reality and started following a nonconventional interview process where a candidate is given some real time situation and assignments and is assessed accordingly.
On the other hand, if a company rejects the candidate during an interview does it means that he or she is not capable? Well these questions need to be answered by companies themselves and I feel that time has come where the hiring practices should get changed and job interviews should get replaced by a more practical approach where a candidate after some basic screening is allowed to straightaway join the company for some limited time where they try to show their talent in real time situations and live projects rather than proving themselves in fictitious interviews.
So will the conventional interview practices get changed in the future?
TOW entry for the topic "Interview"