Coaching is about giving constructive feedback to the candidate that you are hiring for the job. Some components to it will make the process of coaching a lot easier and make it much more effective, as well.
There are two basic components to a good coach: him or her that you will be coaching and yourself. The first element is important, as you cannot coach yourself, and vice versa. It is also true in a human being and is a non-negotiable key to getting the best out of a person.
When you are coaching someone and paying attention to what they have to say, you can sense what their weaknesses are, what they have to work on, and which areas they need to work on the most. These strengths and weaknesses will help them when it comes to doing their job. So it’s a partnership. You will find that the stronger the coach, the more effective the coach will be for his or her candidate.
The second element is that of the candidate himself or herself. The coach is a sounding board for your candidate; so when you coach your candidate, you should be assessing not only what is he or she good at, but what does he or she need to work on the most. By being a good listener, you can sense what your candidate is trying to do and why. If you can listen to intently, you will be able to give useful suggestions that will help your candidate.
How do you learn these two things? Coaching is an art. It takes skill, and you must have the mindset that it’s an art to be able to teach others what it is that they are good at and what they need to work on. You are responsible for what you teach, and your candidate is responsible for what he or she will do with this knowledge.
There are many things that you can coach an employee about, and many things that your candidate should be asking for feedback about. One example is how to improve their skills in being effective in the workplace. Another is the reason why they might not have gotten the job in the first place. A coach can help your candidate make the right choices in job searching and in how they should approach getting the job.
It is your job to coach your candidate. Coaching does not mean just telling your candidate what to do. It means that you are going to listen to him or her, that you are going to be there to support them in their goals and in what they are trying to achieve. A coach makes a great impact on the success of your candidate, and it is your job to make the right impact with your coaching.