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How do I conduct effective interviews?

How do I conduct effective interviews?

How do I conduct effective interviews?

By the end of this chapter you will be able to answer the following:

  • What is an interview?
  • What do I need to consider in preparation?
  • What are the different types of interview structure?
  • How do I best conduct an interview?
  • What are the advantages of interviewing?
  • What are the disadvantages of interviewing?
  • What should I do now?

What is an interview?

An interview is a way of finding out information by speaking to and, importantly, listening to another. Before we progress any further with this chapter, it is worth remembering that you are probably an expert in interviewing already. If we take the course of a week, how many interviews do you conduct, how many are you subjected to yourself as ...

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