You might find yourself faced with the task of answering questions such as, “Is graduate school recommended, an MBA or some other graduate degree or certification” Chances are that an applicant is not asking this question with plans to immediately enroll in a class. What they are really asking with this question is what education you are looking for the right candidate to posses.
Points to Emphasize
How you answer this question can contribute to how a candidate views your available job position. As such, there are certain points that you should emphasize.
Mistakes You Should Avoid
Along with things to mention, there are also a few mistakes that you should avoid.
In answering interviewees’ questions about recommended or needed training or education, your answer might sound like this:
For our project manager position we recommend that individuals have some sort of management training. Proper applicants may have a degree in business administration, a project administration certification or some other form of training, including on-the-job training performing project management duties. We primarily desire for candidates to have some form of experience with proper development and execution of plans, as well as communication, problem solving and analytical skills necessary to fulfill the position.
It is your duty to select the best possible candidate, therefore you want to make your needs and expectations clear to interviewees and use that time to evaluate how well of a match they are.