Conducting the Interview

Several guidelines should be followed throughout the interview to make it an effective tool. The candidate's feelings and self-esteem should be respected above all else at all times; the candidate will make an assessment of the organization based on his or her experience during the interview—and, fundamentally, the candidate is interviewing you and your organization as much as you are interviewing the candidate. Therefore, even if you are having a bad day, it is essential that you maintain professional courtesy and a positive demeanor.

Strive to put the candidate at ease and maintain comfort and candidate flow. Many industrial psychologists debate whether an interviewer should conduct the interview from behind a desk ...

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