Interview Tip – Stop Trying to Help the Candidate

The Growing your Team Podcast: Episode 217


The interview process can be tricky to navigate. You want to ensure you find the right person for your opening while at the same time wanting to create an environment where all candidates feel valued. As a result, we tend to do things throughout the process that we think are helping but can lead to poor results. That’s why one of the top interview tips is to stop trying to help the candidate!

How are you trying to help the candidate throughout the interview? By explaining your interview question before they even have the opportunity to think of their answer. You feel like you are helping the candidate, and in some ways, you are, but not in the way you think. You’re actually helping the candidate hide the whole truth. 

In this episode of the Growing Your Team podcast, we dive into this interview tip and show how zipping your lips can produce better results.  

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