Or, you want to hire an employee who can demonstrate a track record of success in personal planning, team planning, and/or departmental planning.
Assuming the role for which you are hiring an employee involves planning, listen for past actions that demonstrate that the applicant can facilitate planning, make goal setting happen, and provide the project management skills you need.
Give yourself plenty of time to get there – much better to be 15 minutes early than arrive late, sweaty and stressed4.
First impressions count If the first impression you make isn’t a good one, you’ll have to work extra hard in the interview to claw back the ground you’ve lost.
But don’t fall into the trap of interrogating the interviewer…8.
Make it clear that you really want the job Make the effort to emphasize at the end of the interview that you are really keen on the position – assuming that you are, of course.9.
Your candidate's responses to your interview questions about planning will help you to determine whether planning skills are a part of their job skill set.
You seek an employee who can confidently and effectively lead a project team.
Some companies may want you to get moving faster than that, and it's easy to adjust your plan.
Some companies want to see a longer time frame--so you can make your plan a 6-month plan or even a 1-year plan, depending on what's needed.