Structured Employment Interviewing

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This book describes and illustrates the two main approaches to structured interviewing: the behavioural description interview and the situational interview. It explains:

• how to plan the interview
• how to develop suitable questions
• how to conduct the interview
• how to evaluate candidates.

The text is supported by specimen forms, job analyses and interview questions. Also included are complete structured interview guides covering three different jobs.

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Editorial Reviews

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There are few managers who could not greatly improve the effectiveness of their interviewing by a careful study of this excellent book.' Professional Manager

'With a comprehensive glossary, bibliography and index, it is a handy reference book.' Organisations and People

'... a wealth of practical examples ... This is a fascinating publication for those who need and/or wish to look in depth at approaches to interviewing.' Journal of Documentation

'Taylor and O'Driscoll have written a practitioner-oriented book about employment interviewing that is grounded in solid academic theory and empirical research.' Personnel Psychology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780566075896
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/17/2005
  • Pages: 156

Table of Contents

List of figures
1 The traditional interview approach 3
2 The structured interview approach 11
3 Preparing for the behavioural description interview 19
4 Conducting the behavioural description interview 33
5 The situational interview 45
6 Implementing a structured interview approach 61
A Sample questionnaire to generate critical incidents 79
B Competencies common to many jobs 82
C Examples of job-specific competency definitions with critical incidents 85
D Sample form for refining and rating job tasks 94
E Sample form for inferring competency requirements from job tasks 96
F Examples of BDI questions for common job competencies 98
G Examples of BDI interview schedules 109
H Sample form for integrating interviewers' ratings 133
I Sample form for comparing candidate ratings 135
J Example of a situational interview schedule 137
Glossary 147
Bibliography 149
Subject Index 153
Author index 155
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