Tips: how to “read” candidates during an interview

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Employers will be able to ask the right questions and select the most qualified candidates if they have an understanding of candidate psychology in interview settings. In this article, we list four methods for more effectively evaluating candidates.
 
Observe their body language
 
During an interview, apart from constantly asking questions, it is necessary to observe the candidate's body language for a better understanding of the candidate's demeanor and confidence in communicating as well as their personality.
 
 
Observe body language to assess the candidate's demeanor and confidence. (Photo: Internet)
 
You need to pay attention to whether the candidate's eyes: are they looking straight while speaking, are they being genuine, any "lying eyes” or confusion, etc.
A confident, earnest candidate has a happy expression, and bright smile, and sit straight back or slightly bent forward. 
 
Shake hands 
 
A handshake can reveal the facial expression and mental state of a candidate. A candidate who exudes confidence and comfort will present their hands as warm and dry. In contrast, the candidate's hands will be cold and sweaty if they are tense.
 
Ask some questions 
 
Asking questions is always effective when interviewing, not only does it help to evaluate the candidate's ability, but also provides a better understanding of their the candidate's psychology and emotional behavior.
 
 
Tips on how to win candidates in interview by asking questions. (Photo: Internet)
 
General questions
 
Questions regarding the candidate's CV often provides general information as to why the candidate is pursuing the position being recruited:
 
-      How long have you worked at the previous company?
-      Why do you want to work in this position of us?
-      What do you like about our company?
-      ….- ….
 
Behavioral questions
 
A few hypothetical questions involving problem solving skills go a long way in showcasing the candidate's behavior and feelings, such as:
 
-      What if you and your colleagues are working on the same project and a conflict occurs? How would you handle it?
-      If you find out that a colleague lied to his superiors about an important matter related to the company, what would you do?
 
Pressure questions
 
Sensitive questions push candidates to the point of stressing out and determine if the candidate's reaction and mental state are stable or not. Such as:
 
-      Why did you leave your previous job?
-      Why should we choose you, who have never worked in a similar position?
 
These are a few tips helpful that can help HR recruiters approach their candidates more effectively. We hope you can select the right candidates!

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