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20. Don't conduct junk
Employers routinely waste time in interviews by asking the wrong
questions. There are two kinds of interview questions: legitimate
questions and junk questions.
Legitimate questions are
specifically about the work and about the candidate's ability to
do it. These need to be asked first, because the answers will
determine whether the interview should continue. Junk questions
are ones the manager feels he should ask either because they're on
a list the personnel department gave him, or because he's heard
they're popular questions.
Some questions may be
clever or interesting. But, if they're not about the work, put
them aside until you've determined the candidate can do the job.
Don't waste your time, or the candidate's. Review your list of
questions: what's legitimate and what's junk? Don't conduct junk
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