This interview guide has been designed to assist Hatch hiring managers with interviewing and selecting the best student for their role. We have outlined a suggested structure, and included 8 transferable capabilities you may wish to interview your candidate on.
Book a room ahead of time
Confirm if there are any additional interviewers joining you
Select which capability based questions to ask, and write any technical questions
Confirm which interviewers will ask which questions.
Interview Outline: 45 minutes
1 min: Introductions
Start by introducing any interviewers and make sure you cover off the detail on the role that the Hatch student is interviewing for.
2 mins: Explain the structure of the interview
Take some time to explain the structure of the interview and the question types, to help set them up for success.
5 mins: Motivation/ Rapport building
Start with some motivation and rapport building questions to kick off the interview. Students are often nervous interviewing for roles, so this will help them get into the groove before you ask more detailed questions.
30 mins: Capability-based questions (3-4) and any technical questions
We have outlined a number of transferable capabilities you may wish to interview your candidate on. Before the interview, choose 3-4 capabilities that are most relevant to your role. If you would like to include any technical questions, we suggest that you add them in here.
5 minutes: Their questions
Make sure you allow time for the interviewee to ask you any questions they might have. Interviews are a two-way street - the candidate is also investigating whether they would be a fit for your company!
2 mins: Process from here and wrap
Go through the next steps and let the candidate know that they will be hearing from Hatch once you have completed the rest of the interviews.
Cover the following:
Introduce any interviewers
Provide a brief outline of the company
Talk through the role in more detail, or ask the student to confirm their understanding of the role and fill in any blanks
2. Structure of the interview
Cover the following points:
This is a behaviourally based interview
We will ask you questions about your previous experiences to help us understand how you could transfer your current skills into this role
University, project, or professional experiences are all great to talk about
If you have any questions, or you don’t understand something, please just ask!
We’ll have some time for your own questions at the end of the interview
Any questions before we dive in?
3. Motivation/ Rapport building:
Talk us through your CV with a ‘bit of colour’. Why did you choose your degree?
What interests you about working our company?
What interests you about this particular role?
4. Capability-based questions
Choose 3-4 of the capability-based questions below.
Influence and communication
Managing and inspiring others
Analysis and problem-solving skills
Include any role-specific/ technical questions:
5. Their questions
Do you have any questions for us?
6. Wrap up and next steps
That's everything from us
The next steps are that Hatch will reach out to you after we've finished the interviews to let you know if you've been successful
We will provide Hatch with feedback to pass on (positive and constructive)
Remember to thank them for their time!
Applicant: Interviewer: Date:
If not successful:
To help with their development, what did they did well, and should continue doing?
What could they do better or differently for next time?