Monday, April 30, 2007

Interviewing Mistakes

Techrepublic has an interesting article available that talks about mistakes managers make when interviewing candidates .  Among them is one of my favorite: The halo effect.
If a candidate arrives dressed to kill, gives a firm handshake, and answers the first question perfectly, you might be tempted to check the imaginary "Hired!" box in your mind. But make sure you pay attention to all the answers and don't be swayed by a first impression. Ditto for the reverse: The mumbler with the tattoos might have super powers that go undetected at first glance.
Super powers.  I like that.
Lots of lessons here for both the manager and perspective employee.  Use the above information for your best advantage either way.


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