BLUF: I need some questions/advice on conducting telephone interviews to narrow the field.
Hey all. I'm a manager of a team of 3 (soon to be 4) technical folks. Our agency is a regional governmental regulatory office. We have an opening with the application period closing last week. I know there will be a great deal of interest and I'm looking to conduct telephone interviews (20-30 minutes each) with most of the candidates to narrow the field. Most candidates will look very similar on paper; in the field for 10-20 years, taken all the extra classes and certifications, been supervisors or instructors in their current positions, etc.
I'm totally on board with the behavioral interview process and my plan is to do at least 3 interviews prior to making someone an offer. 1. Telephone interview, 2. Face to face interview with me, 3. Face to face interview with me and my boss.
So what advice does anyone have about this? Any particular questions you've had success with during a phone interview?
Thanks in advance for any help.