Monthly Archives: June 2011

Building an Interview Team

When a hiring manager (or a recruiting manager) brings a candidate in for a round of interviews, one of the most important pre-interview tasks is to decide who will interview the candidate.  In almost all cases, the hiring manager and … Continue reading

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What Should You Ask an Interview Candidate?

You’re interviewing a candidate, looking for aptitude and attitude, but you’re not sure what to ask.  Just like the candidate, you have access to hundreds of thousands of web pages listing “interview questions.”  How do you decide what to ask?  … Continue reading

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Interviewing: Look for Aptitude and Attitude

When you interview a candidate for a job at your company, you ask questions, but do all of your questions have a purpose?  If not, you’re wasting your time (and the candidate’s time as well). Step back and think about … Continue reading

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Questions an Interview Candidate Should Ask

If you’re interviewing for a job, you probably did some preparation for that interview.  Ideally, you were ready for some of the most commonly asked interview questions.  [If not, you really have no excuse: a Google search for “common interview … Continue reading

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Why Should I Read Your Resume?

I’ve interviewed more than a thousand people over the past fifteen years and I’ve probably reviewed more than five thousand resumes (which are called CVs in some parts of the world).  One fact has been frustratingly consistent: Most resumes are … Continue reading

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