TRUTH 7 Candidates and the truth—the whole truth

Interviews are about more than just asking really good questions and then listening and assessing answers. Those answers may be only half-answers, giving you only part of the entire picture behind the candidate’s response. Sometimes candidates will share only limited information, knowing that the whole truth may cost them the job offer. Or their intent may be simply more innocent: They don’t realize that they’re not giving you the whole truth, because they’re operating on the assumption that you know more than you do. Or they simply don’t know that the critical details are in the answers they give. Regardless of their motivations, the job is yours to get the truth—the whole truth. Therefore, ...

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