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Tips for interviewing people

Interviewing is one of those things that most people hate to do.It can be nerve racking not only for the interviewer, but also for the interviewee.Sometimes you're not sure what to say or how to react to what the other person says.What's appropriate?What should you wear?What should you bring?What kinds of questions should you ask?The following article is a brief description of some tips for interviewing people.

Here are some things you should do:

- look over the interviewee's resume and application so that you know a bit about that person already
- offer your interviewee a chair
- be as professional as possible, regardless or your field
- describe the job requirements, especially the ones you are concerned about, such as overtime or working Saturdays and Sundays
- ask if the interviewee has the necessary skills to do the job
- follow up with the interviewee, even if you have decided not to offer him/her the job.It is professional and expected to do so.
Here are some things you should not do:
- don't ask very personal questions that will make your interviewee feel uncomfortable or could be considered sexual discrimination
- don't ask controversial questions unless they are directly related to the job
- don't ask questions that are best answered with a simple "yes" or "no."The point is to find out about the person
- don't bring up personal issues or family related problems
- don't answer phone calls or pagers during the interview.It is rude to your interviewee and unprofessional
- don't ask about religion
- don't ask if an interviewee is a citizen- instead ask "if you were hired, would you be able to provide proof of authorization to work in the US?
- don't ask vague questions-be clear

Here are some tips for the interviewee should do:
- take a practice run to the location of the interview so you know where it is and how long it takes to get there
- know the type of job interview you'll be encountering and prepare by practicing interview questions with friends or family
- dress the part of the job, company or industry (i.e. if you're interviewing for a job trimming trees, you don't need to wear a business suit)
- arrive about 10 minutes early.If you're going to be late, be sure to phone the company and let them know
- bring extra resumes
- make good eye-contact with the interviewer(s)
- show enthusiasm for the position you're applying for and the company
- stress your positive attributes, not your negative ones
- explain what you can do for the company rather than what the company can do for you
- pay attention to the interviewer's body language and tone of voice in order to have a better understanding of how the interviewer thinks
- ask lots of questions about the company-not doing so shows a lack of interest in the position
- follow up after the interview
Here are some things the interviewee should not do:
- don't memorize or over-rehearse your answers to interview questions
- don't be late
- don't chew gum or suck on candy during the interview
- don't rely on your application, resume or references to get you the job.You must be ready to sell yourself to the interviewer.
- don't sit down until you have been offered a chair
- don't be too aggressive
- don't seem to desperate as if you would take any job
- don't offer negative information about your self
- don't EVER lie
- don't answer vague questions-ask for clarification instead
- don't be overly familiar, even if the interviewer is
- don't ramble-answer each question clearly and concisely

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