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An Approach to the Interview

Useful considerations for the actual interview are:-

  1. An informal question would put the interviewee at ease.
  2. Observation of response would indicate the timing of when to start formal discussions.
  3. A summary of more lengthy questions, in order of priority, may illicit a better general response.
  4. Direct questions concerning character, integrity for instance, should be avoided. A preferred method is a ''What if..... '' question.
  5. A conclusion may well be reached by asking if the interviewee has any questions related to the meeting.

In general a non confrontational approach can often be found and genuine gratitude shown and encouraged. Note taking can be distracting but after the interview is completed a record may prove a valuable aid to memory, for later use.

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