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The Manager's Guide to Conducting Interviews by Stephen W. Walker

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Managing the interview

The interview has to be managed with respect to time, getting enough information from the candidate to make a decision, and to keep the interview on topic.

It is very easy to get sidetracked by an interesting candidate and run out of time.

This is one of the most difficult tasks for a new manager, so we are going to work through some techniques you need to prepare to help you manage the interview.

Specifically, we will learn how to do the following:

  • Arrange the interview room
  • Manage the sequence of questions
  • Create a timetable and stick to it

It was once thought clever to arrange the interview room to place the candidate at a disadvantage. Later in this chapter, we will work through the need and means to relax the candidate to ...

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