Is there such a thing as an Interview Consultant?
After reading Iris's post about the State of the IT industry got me thinking, is there such a thing as an Interview Consultant? For example, lets say your looking to hire a Network Engineer to support your company and currently do not have someone one staff with that title. It could be the former employer left before you could find a suitable replacement, or he got hit by a Bus, regardless of the reason, you do not possess the technical expertise to ensure a potential candidate knows what they claim to on there resume. This is where an Interview Consultant would come in, you would hire them to sit in on interviews and pitch technical questions at the interviewee to see how they answer. Of course you would hire a different consultants for different types of positions, I wouldn't expect a Cisco consultant knows all that much about programming, so you would hire a consultant that has expertise in the skill set your looking to hire for. From what I read on Google, there appears to be interview consultants that assist you in passing the interview process as the interviewee, but I'm looking at things from the employers side of the interview process.
Still searching for the corner in a round room.