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Common Interviewing Mistakes

January 30, 2014

If a hiring manager isn’t properly prepared, there are many issues that can arise during the interview process that can prevent them from obtaining the information necessary to make a good hiring decision.  In my years of training interviewers, I’ve witnessed many of these mistakes, and have compiled a list of the top five mistakes that most commonly occur.  It's important that hiring managers understand how each of these errors directly impacts hiring decisions.  

When I'm teaching behavioral based interviewing, these are the Top 5 mistakes I've seen: 

1.  Lack of Consistency in Process and Interview

2.  Pressure to Fill Positions

3.  Not Assessing Motivational Fit

4.  Halo and Horn Error

5.  First Impression Bias 


The video blog below details each of these five mistakes and provides some tips on how to avoid them.  

Paul Glatzhofer Paul Glatzhofer is the VP of Talent Solutions based in the Pittsburgh office of PSI Services LLC. He works primarily with organizations that are implementing global assessment and development systems at the leadership level. Paul’s work includes leadership development, leadership skills training, coaching, leadership and executive selection, turnover and ROI analysis, and ongoing feedback development.