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New Orleans Employers: How to Conduct a Productive Interview


Conducting a job interview can be just as challenging as being the subject of one. Just as there are strategies for interviewee, the interviewer also needs to do some preparation. When the candidate is applying for Portland Jobs, here are some things you should avoid in the interview, courtesy of CBS Money Watch:

1. Don’t talk too much: the primary focus of the interview is always on the candidate. Talking too much, especially about yourself, will result in little useable information being gathered from the limited interview time frame.

2. Avoid the Halo/Horns Effect: the Halo/Horns Effect is when a candidate makes an incredibly strong (halo) or poor (horns) impression on you that instantly sways your judgment. First impressions don’t make or break the candidate, so pay attention to their performance for the rest of the interview.

3. Don’t conduct short interviews: interviews can be time consuming, sometimes detrimentally so. Brief interviews are more convenient and tempting, but it’s hard to make a sound judgment on a candidate when you didn’t get much time to assess him. The ideal time frame for an interview should be 45 minutes to an hour.

4. Don’t rate candidates against each other: comparing candidates’ strengths and weaknesses against each other is actually counter-productive. Grade each candidate on established criteria; not against one another.

By Kyle Wise

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