Employers should also be careful with multiple interviewers and be sure to let the candidate speak, says George A. Santino, author of Get Back Up: From the Streets to Microsoft Suites.
“With multiple interviews there needs to be coordination between them,” says Santino. “Few things can turn a candidate off more than interviewing with five people and have each of them ask the same questions. Make sure the interviewers share what each will cover.”
And always let the candidate speak.
“The interviewer or hiring manager is trying to make a very important decision for the company, but remember that the candidate is making a truly life-altering decision,” says Santino. “Some candidates hesitate to ask questions for fear of being evaluated. It’s important that the hiring manager creates the kind of rapport that allows the candidate to speak up.”