5 Things to Look For When Interviewing Potential Candidates

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When interviewing a candidate, you need to take into account more than just the answers they give to your questions. Here are some things to look for during a job interview.

Are They Prepared?

If someone is serious about their job, they will make sure to prepare properly for their job interview. This means that they will rehearse questions that you are likely to ask and come up with answers. If your questions are met with blank stares, that should raise a red flag.

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Phrases To Avoid On An Interview

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Interviews involve a certain amount of luck. You double-check your resume, fiddle with your outfit, and practice your very best answers, but you still can't control everything in the interview process. The interviewer will surprise you with odd-ball questions, and you'll wind up groping for the best response. In those situations, it is helpful to know what to avoid saying. Practice not saying these things to improve your odds at your interview.

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Interviewing: Tips to Reel in The Best Candidate

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Interviewing is a pain for everyone involved. With these tips, however, you can ensure that you have made the most of your time and the interviewee's time.

Put him or her at ease.

More than likely, the person in the chair opposite you is much more nervous about the interview than you are. Be polite and inviting, and try not to be so intimidating that they freeze up and give you false or incomplete answers.

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Discover the Best Candidates Through Fantastic Interviewing Strategies

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Hiring the right employee can be a difficult task. Sometimes the “perfect candidate” turns out to be a flop after the hiring is complete. You wonder what went wrong. The resume had all the right components on it and the interview went as planned, but things went downhill shortly after the person began working. According to data gathered by Patty Inglish between 1995–2012, many workers get fired from jobs, not because of lack of skills but because of personal attitudes, behavioral problems, or ethical issues on the job. Some of these include: 

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Four Interviewing Questions That Weed Out Trouble

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Finding the dream candidate is your number one goal when you are interviewing people, but in some ways that means eliminating your less-than-ideal candidate. Most people you eliminate will be fine for other companies and positions- they just don't fit in your company or have all the right qualifications for the particular position you are looking to fill. 

There will be a few that you will interview, though, that won't work out anywhere. They hold grudges, bother co-workers, and make a manager's life miserable. There are a few questions that you can ask to make sure you avoid hiring people who will be more headache than help.

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How to be a Good Candidate: Answering "Why Are You Looking for a Job?"

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All interviewers have common questions they ask. It’s a good idea, as a job candidate, to become familiar with some of the most frequently asked questions.

“Why are you looking for a job?” is among the questions interviewers most often ask.

How can you answer it well to be a good candidate?

First, don’t just blurt the actual answer, whether it’s a desire for more money or you’re anxious about being downsized.

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Three Great Questions to Ask Your Next Interviewee

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Interviewing candidates for an open position in your organization can be a daunting task. After all, it is difficult to truly get to know someone - and assess whether or not they would be a good fit in your company - in one brief face-to-face meeting.

In order to conduct an effective interview, you need to get beyond the surface-level questions about basic job history and credentials and focus on the applicant's personality, character, and motivations. Here are three creative questions to ask your next candidate that will give you an edge in identifying new talent for your team.

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How to be a Good Candidate: Impressions Count!

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You have been hoping for this opportunity. A call came to come for an interview. This means they have looked over your resume or application, and felt you looked like a promising candidate for the job. You want to be memorable, but only in a way that you will be thought of as the best person for the job. There is only one chance to make a first impression.

First, let's go over the basics on how to be a good candidate for the job.

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Interviewing For Cultural Fit

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The staffing agency lines up plausible candidates for you, but only you can make the final determination about hiring the right person. That is at least partly because you know your company's culture. Companies differ in their management styles, expected hours, and general atmosphere, and what fits one person may not fit another. You don't want to waste time on a person who looked good on paper and interviewed well, but sticks out like a broken wheel.

Here are a few questions that will determine if a prospective employee will work well for your company.

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Writing The Job Description That Will Attract The Right Candidates

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A busy company cannot afford to waste time wading through candidates that clearly don't have what you are looking for in terms of talent. The candidates themselves don't want to come to an interview without a clear idea of what they are interviewing for. Using a staffing agency won't keep you from having to write a job description, either, so be sure to write something that defines your needs well.

The question is what do you cover in your job description. Here are the basics:

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