“Is there any 21st-century skill more important than being able to sustain coherent, confident conversation?” asks Celeste Headlee, a radio host and professional interviewer. Obviously, the art of conversation is an especially important skill for recruiters, and Celeste’s 10 tips to be a better conversationalist are easily applied to candidate interviews.
Instead of peppering candidates with technical queries, ask them things like, What was that like? How did that feel? “Because then,” Celeste says, “they might have to stop for a moment and think about it, and you’re going to get a much more interesting response.” The simplest interview questions can be the most revealin