Pre-Interview Preparations

  • Follow UMW guidelines for Classified, Administrative, Hourly, and Faculty searches as outlined in the Supervisor/Manager Guide.
  • Make sure that the Employee Work Profile (EWP) or position description is current and up-to-date with the duties and requirements necessary for the position now.
  • Make sure you are clear on the salary range and benefits applicable to this position. If questions, contact the Office of Human Resources.
  • Decide on a selection committee.
  • Screen applications with pre-approved (if necessary) screening criteria.
  • Determine top candidates to be interviewed based on scores on screening sheet. This should be checked by the Recruitment Manager.
  • Finalize interview questions with HR approval (if necessary).
  • Schedule interviews (inform candidates of expected length of time).
  • Arrange for adequate space for interviews and make sure selection committee is on time and setting exemplifies UMW in a positive light.
  • Distribute interview questionnaire to all on selection committee.
  • Agree upon how candidates will be rated and who will be responsible for which questions.
  • Go over the legal responsibilities the university must follow when conducting interviews (i.e. avoid personal notations). See the next section for more detailed guidelines
  • Let the interviewee look over the Employee Work Profile (EWP) if he/she needs to wait a few minutes before coming into the interview.