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Interviewing 101: Six Management Tips on Getting Back to Basics

interviewCareers. The job search. Interviewing. As much as we talk about the subject, let’s face it, it’s still the same ol’ basics of networking, working it, acing that interview and negotiating.

Whether you’re new to interviewing on the employer’s side of the desk or you’ve done it a while, every now and then we need a refresher course. Our friends at Monster posted some basics to follow to keep the interview process flowing.

1. Prepare your questions. For each interview, employers should have a written list of questions prepared ahead of time. Not only will this help determine the candidate’s skill level and experience, it will prevent overlap. Read more

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Want to Improve the Odds? Schedule Your Interview Early In the Day

Newsflash: A new study from Psychological Science revealed that expert interviewers are significantly influenced by other interviews they’ve already conducted previously in the day. So, if you want to increase the odds of a job offer or even being called back for a second interview, per the study you should schedule it earlier in the day.

Essentially, researchers looked at ratings given to candidates who were interviewed to be admitted into an MBA program. They reviewed scores given to candidates on various items such as the candidate’s willingness to work on a team, interest in the school and numbers already conducted earlier in the day, along with hard core stats like GMAT scores.
Well, interestingly enough if candidates all got high scores, if they were interviewed later in the day they were given a lower score. Read more