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Steps in Interviewing Offshore Resources

Thorough and proper interview of offshore resources is necessary and important for a successful outcome. Typically, you should carry out the first set of interviews in the course of vendor selection stage. The essence of this interview is to determine the capability of the vendor in building a team. You may want to adopt the speed-dating style for this interview — limiting interview with each vendor to 20 minutes — so that you can interview more people in one day.

Now, in preparation for the interview and to accomplish productivity, here are essential steps you should undertake; outline the qualities and features you want the group to possess and pass them across to the vendor in the course of the interview.

Typical examples of group feature may include the following;

  • Business Analysts
  • Tech Leads
  • Project Managers
  • E-commerce Website Developers
  • Automation Engineers
  • …and so on

Additionally, you may also want to point out specifics in terms of requirements for each position outlined above. Typical examples of such specific requirements may include more than 5 years of experience in e-commerce website development or 6 years+ experience in project management.

Also, in the course of the interview, do not fail to communicate to vendors regarding your goals and objectives. One of the ways to make your interview with offshore resources easier is to prepare cheat sheets featuring questions and answers — print.

Subsequently, you should use a simple spreadsheet to track the progress of the interviews. For example, you may choose to include these as the major fields of the spreadsheet intended for tracking the interview’s progress — Name, Role/Skill, Experience/Yrs, Lead, and PM.

It’s a good idea to share the results with the winning vendors — this could be a humbling experience that the vendor would not forget so easily. You should also consider further descriptions for each position you’re interviewing.

Another essential step in interviewing offshore outsourcing resources is to organize and secure an interview squad. This is the team that would play a role during the resources selection process. You should not fail to clearly outline the roles as well as the responsibilities of each team’s members. In addition, you should make job requirements known, list out the process, and declare techniques.

Get the interview tests and questions ready. By so doing, you won’t waste time as many would normally do when carrying out the ad-hoc interview. Subsequently, your team will stay productive and focused. Some of the vital areas that your tests/questions should focus on include —- Talents Discovery, Skills Validation, Personality Assessment, and Abilities Assessment.

Finally, ensure you accomplish the following essentials in the course of the interview;

  • Information Gathering
  • Information Provision
  • Good-will Radiation

Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Marketing Live! inspires entrepreneurs to build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams.

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