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5.0 out of 5 stars HOW TO INTERVIEW WELL...ON BOTH SIDES!, 14 Dec 2008
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Phillip Taylor (Richmond Upon Thames, England) - See all my reviews
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How often have you been to an interview only to find that it is a training session for an interview? Probably more times than you wish to recall ... or actually realised! The `interviewing game' is highly important and Dr Rob Yeung comes to the rescue of the inexperienced with helpful suggestions on the many proven techniques which leading organisations now use to find the right candidates, and spot what is going on...on both sides.

Characteristics of the good interviewer/interviewee attract a great deal of rubbish comment in the press, and in books, so it is refreshing to find Yeung's treatment of what is a painful experience for most people.

Finding the right person and ensuring that the right buttons have been pressed is as difficult as anything one can do in working life. I had always thought `getting that job' was about luck. Wrong! Yeung's view is that it's about preparation, and his final words cover `The 10 commandments' at the conclusion of the book which candidates should note and memorise carefully.

There are 14 chapters covering the following issues:

* why learn to interview properly?
* structuring the interview
* developing your questioning skills
* avoiding poor questions
* honing your listening skills
* preparing to interview
* opening the interview
* competencies and example interview questions
* discussing money
* wrapping up the interview
* rating candidates and making a decision
* evaluating and improving the interview process
* creating useful interview documents
* final words

Most people reading this review, which is designed primarily for my law trainees as a forensic technique, will recall their examinations and the techniques used to revise for law exams. "Funnelling" on page 26 is an excellent device and complimented by Yeung's STARS acronym for the employer covering: situation, task, actions, result, summarise.

The importance of STARS is two way. As an interviewee you want it to be a two-way interview otherwise how are you going to work with these people! As an interviewer, you must structure what you want to ask.

It's not quite like a cross-examination where I will develop points which arise from answers given, but I will have thoroughly prepared my questions in advance in the areas where there are issues between the parties but I have to be flexible if the evidence given does not `come up to proof' as we put it.

But you have to `come up to proof' in the interview thus avoiding poor questions (and poorly prepared questions) which are common errors.

I came away from Dr Yeung's work glad to have read something which confirmed my best and worst thoughts about technique. He is right to say that interviewing is a skill, but it is also one which can be meticulously learnt with proper preparation and care which Dr Yeung sets out in a most useful format here.

The step-by-step guide is a splendid collaboration with `the Sunday Times' but remember that whichever side of the desk you sit on, you can always do better and Rob Yeung gives you the best current and contemporary analysis of how to interview and recruit in the internet age of employment finding, and his advice should be followed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Serves both sides of the table!, 24 July 2013
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Paul Madge (Uk) - See all my reviews
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I really like this book - it is packed full of useful hints and will serve those who are being interviewed as well as those the other side of the table and doing the interview. It's all too easy to forget the stress and consequences of the recruiter getting the interview process wrong - if you follow the wisdom in this book it will stack the odds very much in your favour. It is equally insightful from an interviewees perspective too - worth a read especially if you are re-entering the job market after not having been interviewed for a few years.

This book is well written, easy to follow, packed with useful hints built around a robust methodology - an essential source for both the novice and the more experienced interviewer/interviewee. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful, 10 May 2013
This review is from: Successful Interviewing and Recruitment (Creating Success) (Kindle Edition)
A good read that provides a comprehensive and solid framework for professionals looking to develop an effective interview technique that will help them to recruit the best candidate for the job in hand.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, 23 April 2013
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Fab book suitable for Line Mangers, Recuiters, Business Laeders......
This book provides a clear know how of recuiting.
Well written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars worked, 8 July 2012
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bought for my daughter who was going for an interview to join a recrutment company. After a total of nearly eight hours of interviews over three days she got the job so some of it must have worked!!!
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