How to Be a Good Interviewer By Alison Green

So, you need to interview someone, and you want to do a good job. Maybe it’s your first time hiring people, or maybe you’ve been doing it for a while with less than stellar results. Maybe you’ve had your own terrible interviewers and want to make sure you don’t inflict that on someone else — or inflict bad hires on your colleagues. Here’s your primer on how to be a good interviewer.

1. Don’t wing it.
A startling number of interviewers don’t prepare much for interviews. They might read a candidate’s résumé for the first time a few minutes before the interview, and they don’t put much time into figuring out what to screen for and how to do that. Instead, they rely on informal, unstructured conversations, which lead them to make hires based more on gut feeling than on any kind of rigorous assessment.

To interview well, you’ll need to put real thought into what you’re looking for in a candidate and how you’ll suss it out.

Read the full article @ The Cut
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