Posts tagged with ‘interview questions’

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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Interview questions you thought you could ask, but can’t

questions-you-cant-askRecruiters may feel that by asking personal interview questions they are making an exceptional effort to find the very best candidate, someone who will never let an employer down. But sometimes, what seems like due diligence strays into illegal territory, especially if you ask banned questions. Do this and you risk a tribunal. Individuals and workers are protected by law against.
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The most boring interview questions

Recruiting a crack candidate is a tough process, and for many of you the interview stage can be as nerve-wracking as it is for the jobseeker. Worry not, however. If you are a recruiter who finds interviewing and assessing the ability of candidates challenging, we have an excellent solution. Simply make it easy for yourself by sneaking in so many.
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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 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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Should you ask wacky interview questions?

Wacky questionsThe subject of asking unusual or wacky questions in interviews has garnered mixed views among recruiters – many of you regarding them as a waste of time and a sure-fire way of disrupting the focus of a potentially successful hire. But surely there is a need to mix it up a bit and deviate from the manufactured questions that you feel.
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