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Use the Law of Three

THE KEY TO the excellent interviewing process is what I call the Law of Three. This law says that you should look at a minimum of three good candidates, interview the one you like best a minimum of three times, and interview that person in at least three different settings or locations.

When you are interviewing for any job, always speak to a minimum of three people. Don’t get stuck on the very first one, no matter how good that candidate appears at that initial interview.

One of my rules is that “job candidates will never look better in their lives than on the first interview.”

It is at the first interview that the candidate will impress you the most. If for some reason he does not impress you at the first meeting, he ...

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