All posts written by Phillip Hodson

Phillip Hodson explains how to enter ‘the zone’

Getting the most out of an interview requires you to have a focused mind and a clear understanding of what you wish to achieve during the process. During the hiring stage, in order to perform at peak level, it is a good idea to clear your thoughts and use breathing techniques beforehand to refocus and enter ‘the zone’. Psychology expert Phillip.
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Phillip Hodson talks smiling in interviews

Interviews can create an anxious situation for some candidates, so acting insincere or disinterested can disrupt the interviewee further and spoil their chance to show off their potential – plus they probably won’t want to work for you if you come across as a shady character! It is important to understand how to interview in a manner that allows the interviewee.
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Phillip Hodson talks ‘creative visualisation’

It is common knowledge that any important task in life requires a certain amount of planning and self-belief to generate a successful outcome. Conducting a smooth, insightful and informative recruitment interview that gets the most out of an interviewee is no exception to the rule. If you have negative preconceptions about the interview and lack clarity of thought before it.
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Phillip Hodson stresses the importance of ‘synchronicity’ in interviews

Starting an interview late can unsettle your candidate and leave them thinking that your company is unprofessional. In order to conduct a smooth-running and precise interview it is recommended that you prepare key areas of discussion with time guidelines for each. It is also a good idea to provide a round-up of the main exchanges before concluding the interview on.
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Phillip Hodson talks ‘body congruence’

In an interview situation it is likely that the candidate’s senses will be heightened, making them more aware of bad social signals and any signs of insincerity in your character. If you tell the interviewee that you are pleased to meet them whilst looking at the next candidate, or looking down at a piece of work, the person you are.
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Phillip Hodson explains ‘reinforcement repetition’

Given the anxious nature of job interviews, it is common for candidates to glaze over certain bits of information given to them as they try to maintain focus on their own responses. It is better to structure your interview and provide a recap of some of the key exchanges between you and the candidate at the end. Psychology expert Phillip Hodson explains to recruiters how summarising and reiterating.
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