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3. Effective preparation

What’s in this chapter for you

  • Why you should prepare
  • Finding out about the interviewee
  • Telling the candidate about the job
  • Telling the candidate about the your organization
  • Telling the candidate about the interview
  • Preparing the support staff
  • Preparing the interviewer/s

‘To be honest, I never have much time to prepare to give an interview. I like it that way: I get a buzz from going into an interview room knowing nothing about the candidate or even the details of the job on offer.’

– Bill Samuel, sales director

Why you should prepare

Bill is kidding himself. It’s a great excuse to be lazy – ‘It’s better not to prepare’. Whilst you never want an interview to be too scripted and formulaic, there are definite advantages ...

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