How to lead an interview in Italian

How to lead an interview in Italian

How to lead an interview in Italian 780 399 Maria

Leading an interview in Italian: what to ask

Leading an interview implies education in the HR area and a very good preparation to ask the correct questions according to the position you’re hiring for. There are many and different techniques which can help you conducting an interview for hiring the correct candidate for your business

If you’re in Milan for work and you need to conduct an interview, learning Italian is the easiest way to get the most important information out of the candidates. Speaking the same language can simplify your communication, therefore also the interview.

L’Italiano A Portata Di Mano can help you learn Italian at any moment. You can be ready to conduct an interview either in three months or, even better, in three weeks. 

Our school is based in Milan and we offer a variety of Italian courses and provide a unique way of learning: The Experiential Course. It consists of learning Italian and living like an Italian. Therefore, you’re going to learn not only the Italian language but you’re also going to live the Italian culture, making your journey more exciting and fun. 

With L’Italiano A Portata Di Mano, you’re going to discuss about different topics including “how to lead an interview” 

To find the perfect candidate you should know what you’re looking for. For this matter, there are several guidelines to follow in order to hire the right person for the job title you’re offering. 

How to lead an interview: be well prepared

Before the interview, read and study the candidate’s resume and, if necessary, print out a copy for reference while interviewing. 

To narrow down the list of candidates look at your top performers for inspiration and guidance. By doing so, you will be able to construct relevant questions, finding common vision and values with your candidates

How to lead an interview: describe the company and the position

When you start leading an interview, the very first thing you do is to introduce yourself and describe the company: your language competence will help you sum up its background and vision. By using appropriate words, you’ll help candidates understand which the expectations, and responsibilities of the position are. 

The questions you ask and your language competence let you understand the attitude of the candidates, their abilities to describe how they overcome challenges and little by little if they were the candidates you would like to hire. 

How to lead an interview: candidate’s career goals

You can realise how important it is to learn Italian when you need to understand the candidate’s career goals, when you ask them their professional interests and why they are interested in that specific position.

How to lead an interview: what to ask

Basically, the most frequently asked questions are the following:

  • A brief presentation of the candidate
  • Why would you fit the position?
  • How would your boss and co-workers describe you?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • How do you handle situations of disagreement with colleagues and your boss?
  • How do you handle situations of stress?

After asking these specific questions, you will listen to the candidates’ questions and evaluate their interest in the position, their expectations about salary and career: your language competence will help you understand whether that candidate can proceed to the next steps of the interview process or not. 

When leading an interview in Milan, speaking and listening are two of the main abilities you need.

You can start attending our Italian classes which alternates lessons in classroom and practising outside, all over Milan, and learn Italian. You can talk with locals, understand their body language, and the gesture and make new experiences. 

What are you waiting for? Prepare yourself to have fun while making mistakes because your Italian journey awaits!

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Ciao, nice to meet you! My name is Maria Pagano and I’m passionate about languages. I’ve studied Modern Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Catania. I’m a teacher of Italian L2 and I got the second level DITALS certification issued by the University for Foreigners of Siena. I’ve taught and still teach Italian language to foreign students, as a volunteer in schools, like Penny Wirton and Mamme A Scuola ONLUS where Italian language is taught for free. My mission is to teach the Italian language to let students discover and live the Italian culture through direct contacts with people and in different context from the classroom, in order to satisfy the needs, the wishes and the curiosities of people who want to know Italy and its features. Learning the language and live the culture. How? With an experiential course which alternates lessons in classroom with practice outside the classroom, all over the city. At the end of this journey Milan will have no secrets for you. And neither will the Italian language. During my academic course (and after it as well) I’ve had the opportunity to study foreign languages and I’ve experienced and lived the impact with foreign cultures in foreign countries. I know what happens when you “go out of the school” and face the world around you. These experiences have turned into moments of reflection which led me to think about a different way of teaching and learning a foreign language: an EXPERIENTIAL COURSE.

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1 Comment
  • דירות דיסקרטיות במרכז 15 July 2022 at 11:30

    An intriguing discussion is worth comment. I do think that you should write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but typically folks dont discuss these issues. To the next! All the best!!