Posts Tagged ‘Interviewing’

The crux of an interview

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

The crux of a good interview should answer three questions about a candidate:

  1. Can they perform in the role?
  2. Will they love the job?
  3. Will the organization/team reject them or embrace them?

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Interviews are high stakes communications. Part 1.

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Interviews are an acute example of one-on-one communications. Because they are the epitome of a critical conversation where the stakes are high for both parties, they provide a great case study for effective communications. My next few blog posts will make some observations on communicating in interviews and suggest some provocative techniques for improving your effectiveness as an interviewer or an interviewee.

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Interviewing focus.

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Few decisions in business are as crucial as hiring the right people. Most businesses run on the backs of employees, and interviews are one of the key filters in the hiring process. So how serious and prepared are most interviewers? In my experience, most are complacent and unprepared. Most interviewers get the same value in the first 5 minutes as they do in 60 to 90 minutes. The initial impression gained during the first 5 minutes, mostly framed by appearance and the candidate’s resume, is the predominant differentiator.

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Interview comfort

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Because interviews are critical conversations where the stakes are high for both parties, they are a good lens for focusing some practices of effective communications. Here are a few observations on communicating in interviews. Chapter 7 of Eureka! has further advice and some provocative techniques for improving your effectiveness as an interviewer or an interviewee.

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Interviews are high-stakes communications

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Interviews are an acute example of one-on-one communications. Because they are the epitome of a critical conversation where the stakes are high for both parties, they provide a great case study for effective communications. Chapter 7 of Eureka! contains my observations on communicating in interviews and suggests some provocative techniques for improving your effectiveness as an interviewer or an interviewee.

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Interview Insight

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Few decisions in business are as crucial as hiring the right people. Most businesses run on the backs of employees, and interviews are one of the key filters in the hiring process. For an interviewee, the stakes are even higher. Few endeavors matter more to our livelihood than the employment we seek. Your job, the company, and the people you work with have a significant impact on your overall pursuit of happiness.

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