ERIC Number: ED057328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
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Interviewing in Twenty-Six Steps.
Gough, John S.
This booklet outlines an efficient and profitable method of interviewing a candidate for a position in a business firm. The method outlined here depends upon two propositions: (1) Past behavior is the best guide to future performance; and (2) The interviewer is more likely to conduct a search effectively if he has clearly fixed in his mind what it is he is seeking. This search process is divided into four parts: (1) First considerations, which include considering the job and the qualities and qualifications necessary to carry it out; (2) Preparing to interview the candidate, which entails, among other factors, considering the application in the light of the formal qualifications and age required, examining it to make sure there are no unexplained gaps in dates, and arranging to reduce or eliminate interruptions; (3) The interview, which aims at ascertaining the candidate's background and finding out how much he knows about the subjects in which he claims to be interested; and (4) Summing up the candidate, which involves three steps: considering the evidence from the past, adding one's own impressions, and making up one's mind. Two appendices, Preliminary Screening and a Check List, are included. (CK)
Descriptors: Age, Behavior Patterns, Employment Interviews, Employment Qualifications, Goal Orientation, Guides, Individual Characteristics, Interviews, Job Applicants, Job Application
British Association for Commercial and Industrial Education, 16 Park Crescent, London, W1N 4AP, England (25 pence members, 50 pence non-members)
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