- Designing interview goals, format, and questions. A solid interview plan allows the search team to deepen trust with candidates and glean the most relevant interview responses.
- Narrowing the pool of candidates. The search team must choose which candidates to pursue further so that both parties can be increasingly frank about what a partnership might look like.
- Communicating with candidates at the close of or soon after interviews about their status and next steps. Telling candidates where they stand allows them to make informed choices about this and other search opportunities.