How To End a Bad Interview Early

The Growing your Team Podcast: Episode 116


Have you ever been conducting an interview when you realized only a few questions in that the candidate was not someone you wanted to hire? You don’t want to waste anyone’s time continuing with the interview, but you also don’t want to offend the candidate by noticeably cutting the interview short.

What do you do?

Should you continue through the entire planned interview time and ask every question on your list? Or, should you immediately find a way to end the interview and give everyone time back in their day?

In most cases, it’s okay to end a bad interview early. By taking a few essential steps in all of your interviews, you can do so in a way that doesn’t offend the candidate or let them know you’re ending an interview early. 

Listen and learn how to properly frame your interviews to give yourself an easy out if you find yourself in a situation where you want to end a bad interview early. 

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