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96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire

96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0814413517

Cover of 96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire 2ND 09 (ISBN 978-0814413517)
ISBN13: 978-0814413517
ISBN10: 081441351X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: American Management Association
Published: 2009
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96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire - 2ND 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0814413517

Paul Falcone

ISBN13: 978-0814413517
ISBN10: 081441351X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: American Management Association
Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

Every harried interviewer knows the result of throwing out vague questions to potential employees: vague answers and potentially disastrous hiring decisions. Presented in a handy question-and-answer format, 96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire provides readers with the tools they need to elicit honest and complete information from job candidates, plus helpful hints on interpreting the responses. The book gives interviewers everything they need to:identify high-performance job candidates - probe beyond superficial answers - spot ''red flags'' indicating evasions or untruths - get references to provide real information - negotiate job offers to attract winnersIncluded in this revised and updated edition are new material on background checks, specific challenges posed by the up-and-coming millennial generation, and ideas for reinventing the employment application to gather more in-depth information than ever before. Packed with insightful questions, this book serves as a ready reference for both managers and human resources professionals alike.

Table of Contents

CONTENTSAcknowledgments ixIntroduction: The Parable xiPutting Candidates at Ease and Building Rapport xxiPART I: Interview Questions to Identify High-Performance Candidates 11: For Openers: Five Traditional Interview Questions and Their Interpretations 32: Achievement-Anchored Questions: Measuring Individuals' Awareness of Their Accomplishments 113: Holistic Interview Queries: Challenging Candidates to Assess Themselves 194: Questions About Career Stability 285: Searching for Patterns of Progression Through the Ranks 386: Likability Equals Compatibility: Matching Candidates' Personalities to Your Organization's Corporate Culture 477: The College Campus Recruit 588: MillennialsThe Future Generation of Your Workforce 679: The Sales Interview: Differentiating Among Top Producers, Rebel Producers, and Those Who Struggle to the Minimums 8510: Senior Management Evaluations: Leaders,Mentors, and Effective Decision Makers 10111: Pressure Cooker Interview Questions: Assessing Grace Under Fire 11012: Generic Interview Questions Known to Challenge Candidates in the Final Rounds of Hire 118PART II: Selecting Candidates and Making the Offer 12713: Reference-Checking Scenarios: Administrative Support Staff 12914: Reference-Checking Scenarios: Professional/Technical Candidates 13815: Reference-Checking Scenarios: Senior Management Candidates 14816: Preempting the Counteroffer: Steering Candidates Clear of Temptation 16017: Making the Offer and Closing the Deal: Questions to Ensure That Candidates Accept Your Job Offers 168PART III: Key Interviewing, Reference-Checking, and Recruitment Issues 18118: Staying Within the Law: Interview Questions to Avoid at All Costs! 18319: Telephone Screening Interviews: Formats and Follow-Ups for Swift Information Gathering 18820: Getting Real Information from Reference Checks 19521: Background Checks 20022: Reinventing Your Company's Employment Application 20723: Recruitment Brochures: Engaging Invitations and Introductions to Your Company 21424: Maximizing Your Recruitment Resources 220Interviewer's Checklist: The 96 Questions 227Index 233About the Author 241

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