Tag Archives: group interview

How Do You Signal That You Are Ready to Listen?

I just read How to Listen. (Tip of the hat to Naomi Karten who tweeted it.) I’ve been saying for years that great interviews are collegial conversations. The interviewer wants to learn enough about the candidate to know: can the … Continue reading

Posted in interview | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Sound Advice on Group Interviewing

Louise Fletcher in Group Interviewing says Candidates should think of it as a chance to learn more about the company, department and position from more than just the Human Resources representative and the Hiring Manager. Note that she doesn’t say … Continue reading

Posted in interview | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Assign Roles for Group/Panel Interviews

At a recent conference session, one participant explained that he assigned roles to people on a group/panel interview. He assigned questioning/listening roles. Here’s a way you could take it one step farther, assinging roles in similar ways to a formal … Continue reading

Posted in interview | Tagged | Leave a comment

Making Panel Interviews Work for You

I normally recommend against Panel Interviews for most technical positions. However, I’ve recently worked with a group whose panel interviews were quite successful. The positions were for a senior technical leader and a manager, so the candidates needed to be … Continue reading

Posted in interview | Tagged , | 1 Comment

When Candidates Run Interviews

In a comment on my last post, Roy asked if I could elaborate on what I mean when a candidate runs the interview. Here’s what happened to me at one interview years ago: I arrive on time for the interview, … Continue reading

Posted in hiring strategy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Panel Interviews

I recommend against panel interviews. As a candidate in my session at the AYE conference said, “I love panel interviews. I get to run the interview. I only have to be “on” for a couple of hours, I get to … Continue reading

Posted in interview | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Interview Candidates One-on-One

A colleague described his interviewing setup this way: “We work in a high-pressure environment. So when we interview, we sit 4 or 5 people across the table from the candidate, and throw questions at the candidate. If they can live … Continue reading

Posted in interview | Tagged , , | 1 Comment