The priority after downloading the job interview rating sheets is to customize the “Specific Skills" section of the questionnaire by adding the relevant questions or areas to be probed related to the subject area. For instance, if the interview is for a human resource professional, the “Specific Skills" area could include “knowledge of latest HR trends," “knowledge of labor laws," “ability to negotiate with staff and unions," “training skills" and “change management skills."
The traits included in the “Generic Skills" set include confidence, openness, sincerity, communication skills including ability to display complete thoughts and answer questions, leadership skills, and adaptability to different situations. Such generic traits are basic requirements for any job. Interviewers need to infer the points from the discussions that take place during the interview.
Professionalism is an extension of “Generic Skills" and broadly divides into two: grooming depending on the dressing sense, body language such as eye contact, and shake hands, and other factors, and the use of proper language without inappropriate slang. Like general skills, such generic traits also remain desirable for most jobs.
The interview is the place to review the candidate’s portfolio. A portfolio lists the candidate’s qualifications, experience, and achievements by highlighting publications, grants, honors, awards, and other achievements.
The remarks columns serve to substantiate the points awarded, and to jot down any exceptions such as a gray area, some subtle experience, or some work related exposure that may be of valuable importance to the organization, and other such factors for considering during short listing.