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Some questions are too easy to fake, for example, "What's your greatest weakness?" Other questions like brainteasers reveal more about the manager than the candidate.
Behavioral questions about a past experience can help anticipate future behavior. "Tell me about a time when.....
Some managers favor candidates who went to the same school. There's also evidence that African-American sounding names, birthmarks, being pregnant, and being overweight puts candidates at a disadvantage.
To overcome this bias, identify the key skills and values in advance, then create a st...
College seniors often stretch the truth in interviews to make a better impression. Be aware that when you meet someone for the first time, you meet their representative.
An antidote could include to let them showcase their skills by collecting a work sample. It might be a project they've d...
Credentials may be overrated, but motivation is often underrated. A candidate may have a lot of experience but may lack the drive to think creatively and work collaboratively. The right candidate will also be hungry and eager to improve.
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An interview is easily won by telling a story, in which there is a beginning and end, with you as the hero.
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