Narrowing the Field

You'll pinpoint better job candidates when you ask the right questions.

As a general rule, when interviewing potential employees,it's best not to ask a question unless you know why you'reasking it. If you don't know why, chances are the questionisn't worth asking. Think about where you want your questionsto lead before you ask them. Think of questions asqualifying tools used to help you get the information you need tomake the right decision about a candidate. What are the answersyou're hoping to get from an outstanding candidate?

Excerpted from Attracting & Rewarding OutstandingEmployees

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