The following guides and checklists will assist you with your hiring and interviewing process. They will provide special attention to compliance with Federal and State legislation that prohibits asking questions protected under Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Regulations.

Interview Styles

Valley City State University interviewers should prepare structured and behavioral interviews.

Click here to learn more about each style and how to prepare

Best Practices for a Successful Interview

The goal of the interview is to collect accurate information, in a uniform manner, from all respondents. The people interviewed must be asked the same questions, in the same way, if that goal is to be reached. When conducting the interview, follow these tips:

  • Base interview questions on job criteria.
  • Ask the same questions of each candidate.
  • Conduct the interview in a private location accessible to people with disabilities.
  • Take notes to minimize interviewer bias or subjectivity.

Beware of common interviewing biases that can influence your decision.

Laws and Compliance

There is not an all encompassing law surrounding hiring or employment, but instead many laws and also guidelines set forth by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) influencing these topics.

Click here to learn more about the laws

Click here for Practical Tips for Compliant Interviewing

Interview Questions

Interview Questions can be difficult to write. It is best to focus on the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) needed for a person to be successful in the position. Build questions upon the specific KSAs that require the candidate to demonstrate where in past experience they have proven the KSAs.

Click here for a repository of interview questions. (Note, you may need to download the file to your desktop, save, and reopen with Adobe Reader from the desktop file to see the questions)