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The Manager's Guide to Conducting Interviews

By : Stephen Walker
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The Manager's Guide to Conducting Interviews

By: Stephen Walker

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (9 chapters)

Making introductions

Making an effective introduction is an essential part of the interview. It is crucial that you help the candidate relax and also relax yourself. You need to set the tone. If the interview begins well, everything that follows should be much easier.

Your first impression

You need to make a good impression on the candidate from your first meeting. It is very difficult to change someone's first impression of you. Therefore, it is important to represent you and your company as competent and capable throughout the interview process. As a manager new to interviewing, you have to walk a tightrope balanced between being neither under nor overconfident, neither too personal nor too formal.

Human beings make a quick "friend or foe" decision when they meet someone. This is prompted by the Four Tens, of which you need to be aware.

The Four Tens are as follows:

  • The top ten inches of you

  • The first ten steps you take toward the candidate

  • The first ten words you speak

  • The first ten seconds