Putting Candidates at Ease and Building Rapport

Once you have a structure in mind for approaching each interview in a purposeful and strategic way, it’s time to build rapport, set the mood of the meeting, and launch into some initial questions. But how do you ask the right questions that get candidates talking and fully engaged right from the start? Simple: Start by asking them about themselves. The question is, what types of questions typically make candidates feel comfortable and at ease sharing more about themselves? Start with something business related that also allows candidates to put their best foot forward, like:

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