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I am usually asking questions all the way through. I don't wait until it gets to the end of the interview.
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I am usually asking questions all the way through. I don't wait until it gets to the end of the interview.
Yes, an interview should be a conversation, not reciprocal interrogations.
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Yes, an interview should be a conversation, not reciprocal interrogations.
"Tell me about a time when.... " questions aren't exactly good conversation pieces.
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"Tell me about a time when.... " questions aren't exactly good conversation pieces.
How about "Tell me about a time when someone asked you a tell me about a time question and you didn't have a good response. What did you do?"

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"Tell me about a time when.... " questions aren't exactly good conversation pieces.
It's the same basic line of questioning as on a date, finding out if you are suitable for the position. Wording is just a bit different.
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Yes, an interview should be a conversation, not reciprocal interrogations.

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It's the same basic line of questioning as on a date, finding out if you are suitable for the position. Wording is just a bit different.



It should be a conversation. If it's not, that may be the fault of the candidate. Or not.
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Sure they are. For people with experience, who have lots of stories, this cues which story to tell. And how to subtly slant it.
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Sure they are. For people with experience, who have lots of stories, this cues which story to tell. And how to subtly slant it.
I have never seen an interesting discussion resulting from a canned question. The conversation becomes interesting when neither side leads off with something canned.
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I have never seen an interesting discussion resulting from a canned question. The conversation becomes interesting when neither side leads off with something canned.
Fault of the candidate . . . not the interviewer.
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