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

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Chapter 8. Controlling the Interview

In this lesson, you learn valuable techniques for maintaining control of the interview while obtaining the information that you need to evaluate candidates.

The Keys to Controlling the Interview

Effective interviews are focused, yielding important information about a candidate in a specified amount of time. Maintaining control of the interview is a vitally important task. Following are some valuable techniques that can help you stay in charge of the interview from beginning to end.

Preparation

Controlling the interview begins with the interviewer being well prepared. Preparation is essential to good interviewing. The more time you spend preparing, the more likely you'll hire successfully.

When preparing for ...

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