- Where to park.
- Where to enter the building. If this is a production environment the employer may have certain areas only accessible to employees. If there is an entrance interviewees and visitors are using, please let the interviewee know ahead of time.
- Instructions on what to do if the interviewee isn't feeling well. Let candidates know to inform the interviewer if they do not feel well, and do not go to the interview. Rescheduling an interview is a small inconvenience.
- Mask: If the interviewee will need to wear a mask, please let them know that ahead of time. Many winery and vineyard workers have a mask for work, and can bring one to the interview if needed.
- Greetings: While I was taught the importance of a firm handshake from a young age, it is a completely unnecessary skill these days. Greet anyone you meet and introduce yourself from a distance. Don't shake hands.
- Social Distancing: All interviews should be conducted with at least 6 feet of distance between all people at the meeting. Knowing this ahead of time will eliminate any awkwardness at the beginning of the interview. Some companies are putting large tape Xs on spots that either can or cannot be occupied during meetings. An interviewer should let candidates know where they can locate themselves for correct social distancing
- Embrace the great outdoors: While many things are not understood about the transmission of the coronavirus, I do believe that having plenty of fresh air is a positive element. If it is feasible, interviewing outdoors in a spot with plenty of fresh air can limit the potential for exposure even further, while you continue to maintain social distancing and wear a mask.
And at the end of the interview, remember, don't shake hands! Interviewees--follow up with a thank you email to the interviewers. Interviewers--let the candidate know what next steps will be whenever possible.