University of Illinois System

Interviewing Information

Interviewing is a dual process between the search committee and the interviewee. The interviewee evaluates the organization to determine their interest, as well as, sells him/herself as the best qualified candidate for the job. At the same time, the interviewer is evaluating the candidates qualifications, experience, abilities and fit within the unit and organization. Responsibility for compliance with employment related laws and regulations rests with the interviewing organization. Making mistakes here can not only cost you a potentially great new hire, it could result in litigation and fines. This section will help you prepare for the interview process and facilitate compliance with employment regulations. Sample interviewing questions, do’s and don’ts of interviewing, and internal processes will guide you through the interviewing process.