Posts tagged with ‘interview’

Interview questions you can’t afford to ignore

InterviewYou’ve advertised your job and drawn up your shortlist of candidates, but you can’t go by CV alone – it’s time for the interview. As part of #TheElevatorPitch campaign, we immersed ourselves into the interview process, asking what candidates and recruiters expect – and how can we make interviews smoother for all parties. Positively, we discovered.
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What to look out for when shortlisting candidates for interview

FIlter CVsThe average job advertised on totaljobs receives 20 applications from qualified candidates, driven to relevant jobs by a clever traffic strategy and advanced search and match technology. While deciding where to advertise, we know that the number of applications you can expect to receive is often a deciding factor, but sometimes it’s hard to remember what this actually means. 20 applications means.
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Preparing for a video interview

video-interviewsHow splendid that technology has brought us far enough that we can video interview candidates anywhere in the world via the internet? Naturally this is much more personal interaction than a phone call and of course it should be noted that it is a huge advantage to actually be able to SEE the candidate that you could potentially be putting.
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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 ‘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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