Interviewing

Should you cut an interview short?

Sometimes you may feel like the person you are interviewing really isn’t right for the job, so...
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How to conduct a good panel interview

Recruiters are used to interviewing jobseekers on a one-to-one basis, but panel interviews still pre...
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You’re treating candidates badly when...

1. You lie During an interview, do you make generalised comments or any of the following statements...
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How to conduct a phone interview

The UK jobs market is tough and saturated with candidates, prompting more recruiters to use phone interviews as the first step in the interview process. Without being able to see body language, how can recruiters get the best out of phone interviews?   Saving time and money The sheer volume of candidates in the job […]
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Interview basics

Interviews can be daunting for both candidate and recruiter; but if the recruiter doesn’t conduct it properly it can lead to the breakdown of the entire process. We’ve broken the interview down and into three stages “pre-interview, during-interview and post-interview” and provided a series of crucial tips to help recruiters ensure they get the best […]
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How to choose the best interview type

Interviews can range from a traditional one-to-one, to competency based tasks, to panel interviews and more. Though you might not be limited to just one interview (especially for more senior positions), there’s no point wasting time by using the wrong kind of interview type for the role. We take a look at some of the […]
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How to conduct a second interview

Second interviews are an important part of the recruitment process as they enable you to take a much closer look at any prospective employee. You get to see how the candidate adapts to preparing in a very different way compared to the first interview. Here we present a guide to help you through the second […]
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How to make wallflowers talk in interviews

They looked so good on paper, but clammed up in the interview, unable to even look at you or answer any questions. Shyness and nerves are common in interview situations, so how can recruiters get wallflowers to bloom? Everyone suffers from nerves in job interviews, but throw a big helping of shyness into the mix […]
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Interview questions you can’t afford to ignore

We’ve all heard the stories about those curveball job interviews where the candidate is asked questions like “If you were an animal, what would you be?” But while these may be entertaining for the interviewer and show how the candidate can think on their feet, they reveal little else about them. So what are the […]
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Convincing candidates to work for you

An interview is not just about the candidate showing off their best assets. If you’re looking for highly-sought after skills, or are desperate to find the right fit for your business, how you come across during the interview process is just as important. In fact, last year around three-quarters of organisations had difficulty filling vacancies, […]
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