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Productive Interview – Use Power Wisely – A Case Study

Productive Interview – Use Power Wisely - A Case Study

When you have a shortlist of promising candidates to bring in for an in-person interview, make sure you conduct a productive interview. Your goal is to find out if they have the attributes you need, whilst letting them find out more about the job and company.

I have often talked to clients about power. Making sure they realize they hold the power in an interview. That means not giving up questioning until you find out what you want to know. But power is tricky. It’s not something to wield in a way that makes the interview an unpleasant experience for the candidate.

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The Power Is With You – A Case Study

The Power Is With You - A Case Study

When you interview a candidate for a job, don’t forget it’s you that holds the power. That doesn’t mean you need to try and trick the candidate or make life unpleasant for them. At the end of the day – it will be you making the decision. Make sure you remember your position and use it to your advantage. Here I share a case study. It shows how using your power as interviewer you can uncover the information you need to make a good decision.

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Google Interview Questions – Case Study

Google Interview Questions - Case Study

Knowing what questions to ask in a job interview can make all the difference when hiring the right person for your company. You can use questions that look like they lead nowhere, like the trail in the photo. Alternatively, you can ask questions that take you to exactly what you want to know. Today I’m sharing a case study that shows why using Google to find interview questions is not always best. It may be a quick solution, but won’t necessarily help you find that perfect hire you’re after.

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Interview Approach – Under Pressure Or Friendly Chat?

Interview Approach - Under Pressure Or Friendly Chat?

You have found a number of candidates to interview, so now you can bring them in for a friendly chat, right? Or maybe you will bring them in and put them through the wringer? Hopefully neither is true.


You need to help the candidate provide you with open, honest answers to help you decide if they will be the right fit for your company. That means you must push to get all the information you need while you have the candidate in front of you. You also want to make the interview a positive experience, or they might decide they don’t want to work for your company at all.

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