Building the Proper Atmosphere (Part 1)

Fill in the blank: “Admiral Rickover is the father of the _________________.”   The nuclear navy?  The atomic submarine?  Yes, both. He is also known as the father of the “Stress Interview.”  He would nail a chair to the floor and say to the job candidate, “pull up a chair, Captain,” and wait to see what the candidate would do when the chair wouldn’t move from where it had been nailed.  Putting candidates under pressure or stress in the interview in order to gauge how they’re going to handle the pressures or stresses of the job is a flawed and inadequate technique.  All the research makes it clear that putting candidates under pressure in the interview is only successful in predicting whether they can handle

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5 Common Interviewer Mistakes

Be aware of these five common errors made by even the most experienced interviewers.

  1. Talking Too Much.  If you’re talking 50% of the time or more, you’re not learning very much.  The candidate should be doing most of the talking, and to make that happen your interview needs to be well-structured and your interviewing skills well-honed.

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