Disadvantages Of An Interview

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What is an interview? An interview is a conversation between two parties, for example: many interviews involve an employer and a candidate with the purpose of filling a position within a company or organization. In this case both parties have a need: the interviewee wants the job and the interviewer wants to find the right person to fill the job. Whatever their type, interviews share common characteristics. First as mentioned before they will always involve two parties interviewer and respondent even when parties include several people. Second all interviews have at least one participant who has a serious predetermined goal, meaning all interviews are purposeful this being one big difference between a casual conversation and an interview. Third,…show more content…
Hypothetical: looking for answers to "what if" questions. Critical incident: ask about a specific account of a real situation. Besides all of these types of questions and those mentioned before you must consider some questions cannot be legally asked or in which specific way they must be asked, so inform yourself with the law and conduct research appropriately. Video interviews Face to face interviews have become increasingly more difficult to arrange specially when distance between the parties is involved. In this situations a video interview offers an inexpensive, technological alternative that will allow interviews to be arranged around very tight schedules. Things to do to make this interviews successful: Planning - Confirm date and time, test your equipment and send any background information or materials in advance. -Have an alternate way of contacting the other party in case you need communication to establish the connection. During the interview - Make sure the field of vision picked up by your webcam is neat and clear. -Be aware of background sound which is easily picked up, choose a specific setting beforehand. -Plan for a shorter interview than you might have when meeting in…show more content…
Clarifying any ground rules (ex: telling the other that the interview will be recorded). And mention the approximate length of the interview. Body: Questions and answers are to be exchanged in the body of the interview. Responsibilities of the interviewer -Control and focus the conversation. -Listen actively. -Use secondary questions to probe for important information. The interviewee´s role -Listen actively and give clear and concise answers. -Answer the questions asked, off-track answers suggest the respondent might be evading the question. -Correct any misunderstandings. -Cover your own agenda (important). Closing: an interview should never end with the last answer to the last question, a good closing will bring the conversation to a satisfactory conclusion. -Review and clarify the results (this is done by the interviewer in most scenarios). -Establish future actions. -Conclude with pleasantries. Ethics of interviewing Obligations of the interviewer: 1)Make only promises you are willing and able to
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