Interviewer Job Description

January 22, 2011 | By More

Interviewer Job Profile and Description

The Interviewers in the Human Resource Department or 3rd party head hunters perform initial interviews of prospective candidates for vacant positions by telephone, webcam or in person.  Apart from verifying and completing the information contained in their resume or application forms, the objective is to shortlist the candidate for further screening or interviews.  In addition, a trained interviewer may be instructed to provide initial impression on the applicant to aid in the screening process.

HR Interviewer Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contact applicant and ask questions in accordance with standards procedure as defined by the company
  • For phoned-in interviews, verify that the person is the one in the application form by confirming the various specified information in the application such as person’s name, contact points, age, civil status, religious preference, etc.
  • Contact individuals to be interviewed by telephone, registered mail, email, or in person.
  • Conduct Webcam interviews online if applicant is properly equipped for it
  • Identify and report problems in obtaining valid data and reject applicants with incomplete data or with suspicious circumstances
  • Provide HR supervisor with daily interview results with indications for shortlisitng
  • Review information obtained from interview for accuracy and completeness
  • Assist applicants in accomplishing job applications or questionnaires.
  • Validate contact addresses and phone numbers

HR Interviewer Skills and Specifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must exhibit courteous, dignified and pleasant personality
  • Has computer proficiency in the use of word processing and spreadsheets
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to deal with supervisors and interviewees


HR Interviewer Education and Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or GED is basic
  • Some college education or equivalent experience in HR functions is an advantage

HR Interviewer Salary

The median hourly rate for an Interviewer in the HR department in 2009 stood at $13.78 or $28,550 annualized. There is a wide variance as different companies pay for the position at different rates often depending on location and nature of business.



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