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Ten Minute Guide to Conducting a Job Interview by William W. Larson

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Chapter 5. Interview Models

In this lesson, you learn about the major types of interviews commonly used in the hiring process, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Mutual Exploration

The primary purpose of a job interview is mutual exploration. The employer wants to discover more about an applicant's qualifications for a job; the applicant wants to discover more about the employer as well as the opportunity that the employer has to offer. The exploration is a learning process for both parties, each of whom develops understandings and expectations.

The employer can use several interview formats. Each, in its own way, fosters mutual exploration. Each format is designed to elicit specific information about a candidate's qualifications for ...

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