Getting To Know You: Job Interviews

A recent article in the New York Times said, boldly, that job interviews are utterly useless! The article presented findings of a Yale School of Management study on how well free form unstructured job interviews allow an employer to get to know a candidate.

Whether you are interviewer or interviewee, how do you get the best results? As interviewer, do you need to be egalitarian and have a uniform structure for all candidates? As the interviewee, how do you let your best self shine through in an interview?

Workplace cultures, collaboration and interpersonal dynamics are complex. Perhaps you cannot know, only from an interview, if a candidate or organization is a good fit. Recognizing that an interview is a simple approach to a complex decision may be a starting point in seeking additional methods for your hiring decisions.


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