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Interviewing Skills by Tim Hindle

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Recording Impressions

After conducting several interviews, they may all begin to blur into each other. Make memory-jogging notes as soon as a candidate has left the room so that you will be able to distinguish the characteristics of one applicant from those of another.

TIP

If you are in doubt about an interviewee, trust your instincts.

Noting your instincts

Instincts are a powerful and useful tool and should not be ignored. They are backed by years of subconsciously extracting and compiling information from experience, and provide valid pointers to individual characters. Always note your first impressions of every candidate, because at that point your instincts will be working overtime. Although first impressions rely heavily on a candidate’s ...

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