4. Top interviewing skills
What’s in this chapter for you
‘Interviewing is both an art and a science. It’s something people can be naturally good at – but, at the same time, everyone can improve. It’s all a matter of honing the basic skills.’
– Steve Butler, HR director
This chapter looks at some of the key skills you need-to be an ace interviewer, and how to get them.
How to listen
Listening is a rare skill. Few people are good at it and, as we get older, it seems that we get worse. And it’s nothing to do with our physical ability to hear.
Is this you? ‘Yes, of course, I’m a good listener – everyone is!’ Actually, most people aren’t, so think again.