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Interviewing Skills by Tim Hindle

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Making a Shortlist

Once you have recorded your impressions of each candidate, draw up a shortlist of people to call for second interviews. Ideally the shortlist should contain the names of between three and six people that you would like to consider further for the job.

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Inform candidates before carrying out background checks on them.

Checking your notes

Read through all your notes again – both those that you took during the interview and the impressions and recollections that you jotted down after the candidate had left. Use different coloured markers to underline comments about aspects of the candidate’s skills and personality. For example, use blue for computer skills, green for relevant experience, and red for personality traits. ...

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