Interview Tip: How to Cutoff A Longwinded Candidate

Who Won’t Stop Talking

The Growing your Team Podcast: Episode 233


When it comes to candidates, you never really know what you’ll get when you invite someone to an interview. For example, a candidate’s behavior can often throw you off your plan, and unless you’re highly skilled at conducting interviews, it leaves you wondering what to do next.

Do you know what to do if a candidate won’t stop talking? How do you politely stop them in the middle of their answer and move on to the next question? Or is it polite to stop them at all?

In this episode of the Growing Your Team podcast, we discuss how to navigate interviews when a candidate won’t stop talking, including when to stop them, when to let them keep talking, and how to stop them if that is the right step to take.  

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