An Appointment with Fear Part Three: Getting it Right

In the first two articles in this series, we looked at the need for thorough preparation before interviewing and getting the questions right when you are interviewing. Now, in the final instalment, we turn to interacting with the candidate: exploring why two interviewing heads are so much better than one, and why it might be wrong to concentrate on just the filling in your sandwich!

Clunky. It's a great word. We're not quite sure what it means but it does describe what happens in the, shall we say, less professional interview.

An Appointment with Fear Part Two: The Question Cycle

In the second of three articles, we build on the careful preparatory activities explored in Part One by looking at how questions can be carefully structured. Why? Well, it should be our candidate who is talking most of the time. Good questions make sure that happens!

Now you're ready. You've been through the job description and analysed the skills needed for the job. You've decided which skills you particularly want to explore, and compiled a list of questions that will help you find out if the candidate has the experience you're looking for.

An Appointment with Fear Part One- Preparation for the Interview

Many people enjoy job interviewing. Yet many think of it as a nightmare: a cat's cradle of legislation and booby-traps all cunningly designed to ensnare the unwary. But does it have to be like that? In the first of three articles, we lead you through key moments of the process to help you get it right every time.

There are many frightening facts about wrong appointments. Facts like the recent research that calculated that every manager or professional who resigns costs a company up to 18 months' salary.

Looking for Warts

All good managers give feedback. But how many managers welcome feedback about their performance? 360-degree feedback is a proven method of finding out what people really think about us, but some managers prefer not to ask...

Apparently it was gnarly old Cromwell who gave rise to the following phrase.

The artist Peter Lely was busying himself preparing paints and palette when the Lord Protector looked him straight in the eye and demanded that Lely painted him “Warts and all”.

Lely did not disappoint him.


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