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Interviewing Skills by Tim Hindle

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Identifying Objectives

An interview is a formal method of exchanging information between people. The interviewer needs to be clear about the purpose of the exchange to ensure that the time is used to give and obtain information that is relevant and revealing.

TIP

Evaluate every vacancy before calling for interviews.

Defining the purpose

The recruitment of new employees is one of the most important tasks a manager will undertake. Meeting candidates face to face provides the best opportunity for gathering information about their skills and experience and, ultimately, matching the right person to the job and to the organization.

In preparing for interviews, remember that your purpose is not only to evaluate the candidates, but also to describe ...

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