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Best practices for conducting phone interviews

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If you’re not conducting phone interviews as part of your hiring practices, you are missing out. In-person interviews are time-consuming. They are nerve-wracking. For candidates who may have to buy new clothes, take unpaid time away from their job, or pay for transportation or parking, they can be costly. The last thing you want to do is bring someone in for an interview only to discover five minutes in that it’s not going to work out.

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How to screen for a company culture fit in job interviews

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If you’ve done any hiring at all, you’ve gotten a feel for how to figure out whether or not someone has the skills needed to succeed in any given role. You ask a few technical questions, perhaps ask for a writing sample or a quick presentation, whatever makes sense based on the opening you’re trying to fill.

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Best practices for interviewing job candidates

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Are you gearing up to interview candidates for a job opening? Here are some best practices that will make your life easier and your ultimate hiring decisions clearer.

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How to screen resumes and decide who to call for a job interview

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You’ve posted your job opening, and you’re starting to see a trickle of applications. Hooray! Then the trickle becomes a stream. And the stream becomes a flood. The next thing you know, you’re buried in more than 100 resumes. And you’re supposed to sort through all of these and narrow them down to two or three how?

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Leveraging behavioral science to make better hiring decisions

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At one point, it was generally thought that intelligence was the king of traits when it came to finding the right person for almost any job. After all, an intelligent person would be able to solve problems, find solutions, and navigate tricky situations. Any problems that arose? Well, the employee in question clearly just weren’t smart enough to understand the logic behind the issue. Maybe the next guy will be smarter.

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Questions to avoid asking during a job interview

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Hiring managers, eager to learn as much as possible, put a lot of thought into what questions they want to make sure to ask candidates when the arrive for an interview.

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The best questions to ask a candidate during a job interview

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You know that it’s important to get to know candidates during their job interview. Their skills, their habits, their preferences, their goals … it’s a lot to learn in just an hour. So it’s important that your questions reflect the information you’re really trying to get at.

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Why hiring managers need to stop selling the company during job interviews

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By the time you winnow 200 resumes to 50 qualified applicants to 10 phone screens to 3 final candidates, you probably feel pretty darn good about those final three (or two, or four) by the time you get to the interview stage. It’s natural to worry about recruiting top-notch candidates and making a good impression.

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