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4. Top interviewing skills

What’s in this chapter for you

  • How to listen
  • How to empathize
  • How to read body language
  • How to put people at ease

‘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.

Listening ...

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