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TYPICAL ERRORS IN INTERVIEWS

  Similarity Error Many interviewers are predisposed to react positively to candidates who are similar to themselves ( in outside interests, personal backgrounds, appearance) and react negatively to candidates very different from themselves   Contrast Error Candidates should be compared to the standards that the organisation has established for the position, not to each other …

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GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR CONDUCTING INTERVIEWS

Introduction 1. Interviews are particularly useful for getting the story behind a participant’s experiences. The interviewer can pursue in-depth information around a topic. Interviews may be useful as follow-up to certain respondents to questionnaires, e.g., to further investigate their responses. Usually open-ended questions are asked during interviews. 2. Before you start to design your interview …

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Find other ways of getting same end result —- or even better.

If you are blocked at one level, look for other ways. They exist, and sometimes offer an even better solution.   While trying to invent a new type of air-conditioner, we find ourselves blocked to use the ‘heat exchange effect’ for some reason (patent restriction, cost etc). Does that mean that I cannot proceed with …

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