Determine if references will be called prior to interview
Prepare Interview Questions
Determine the Questions Each Interviewer Will Ask the Applicant
Identify Interviewer Availability
Controlling the Interview
Establish time limit
Explain areas you want to discuss
Don't jump to conclusions
Listen to candidate
Look at your candidate (eye contact)
Don't be over-supportive
Don't ask unrelated questions
Stay on your topic
A listening response is a very brief comment or actions made to another person that conveys the idea that you are interested, attentive and wish him to continue. It is made quietly and briefly so as not to interfere with the speaker's train of thought. It is usually used when the speaker pauses. There are five types of listening responses:
Nod: Nodding the head slightly and waiting.
Pause: Looking at the speaker expectantly without doing or saying anything. Silence. Eye pressure.
Casual Remark: "I see," "Uh-huh," "Is that so," "That's interesting," etc.
Echo: Repeating back the last few words the speaker said.
Mirror: Reflecting back to the speaker your understanding of what he has just said. ("You felt that...").