Chapter 5

Aims and question types

There is no mystique to interviewing. We use the process every day in a variety of situations, as it is an exchange of information between two parties which you then have to analyse.

However, if you are new to interviewing, do not interview frequently or have little or no training in interview skills, it can be nerve-racking and fraught with pitfalls. Remember that however unsure or nervous you may feel, the candidate will be feeling even less confident.

The key to a successful interview is in the planning. Unplanned interviews or under-prepared interviewers can turn an interview into a chat – a pleasant but unproductive ...

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