The Do’s and Don’ts of Conducting Interviews for Potential Coworkers at Your Foundation

Thursday, October 6, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York
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Staff at all levels of foundations are often asked to help participate in the interviewing of candidates for positions.  But what are the best questions to ask to determine if someone is right for the job?  What types of questions will help interviewers understand if the candidate will be able to do the tasks – and if s/he would be an enjoyable co-worker?  And what questions are inappropriate and illegal to ask?  We have invited three seasoned HR professionals who oversee recruitments at their respective foundations, and one Program Director, to answer these questions as they present helpful suggestions to staff being asked to interview candidates, and give tips on what has worked best for them and their organizations.

Watch recording here: 

  • The ins and outs, do's and don'ts of interviewing candidates for positions at your organizations
  • Types of questions to ask to determine whether the prospective candidate has the proper skills and backgrounds to do the job and will be comfortable in the organizational culture
  • Type of questions used for "behavioral" interviewing
  • Questions you cannot ask a prospective candidate
  • Writing samples that can be successful in helping ascertain someone's ability to write a succinct recommendation for a grantee


Designed for

All interested funders.


2:45 - 3:00 PM  Check-in
3:00 - 5:00 PM  Program

Registration is available until October 5th.

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Non-Member Funders: Please email ($150 fee)

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