Interview Tip #5: Talk Less, Listen More

One of the most common mistakes parents make in an interview  is doing the bulk of the talking. The purpose of the interview is to get to know as much as possible about the candidates so that you can make an informed decision about which of them to choose.

Let the candidate do the talking. Structure your questions to inspire  longer answers from the candidates. Keep them open-ended in order to solicit more than a “yes” or “no” response.

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