Management Principles- How to Ace an Interview April 2014 - Page 8

As the interviewer, it is possible to conduct a poor interview for a possible canidate when one allows things such as first impressions, biases, personal preferences and judgements lead of they interview a canidate. Here are some pointers and errors to avoid when giving an interview:

Making them feel pressured or rushed.

o The interviewee will not feel comfortable and will not perform at their very best.

• Being unprepared and unorganized

o It makes you look unprofessional.

• Being unfriendly, uptight, impersonable

• Not being able to properly inform the candidate about the company, position or answer questions.

Asking closed ended questions and not properly selling the job postion to stong candidates.

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Asking questions about gender, age, race, records, marital status.

o It would unethical and unfair for the interviewee, and would possibly appear unprofessional.

• Asking multiple questions in a row.

o The interviewee should have full focus on each question.

• Being inconsiderate of the interviewee

• Talking too much and not gain enough information about candidate.

• Flirting and saying inapproriate things to the interviewee.