Thursday, March 31, 2011
I learned a lot about interviewing. One thing i learned was that you are supposed to ask open-ended questions. Open-ended questions are questions that can't be answered with a simple yes or no. The purpose is to get more of the story. Another way to get the person you are interviewing to talk is to look at them and make sure you don't interrupt them while they are talking. If you look at them and smile as if they haven't given the right answer it makes them feel like that haven't said what you are looking for and it encourages them to talk more. I learned that you have to ask someone before you interview them to make sure that they are willing to talk to you. You should have questions already prepared before you go into the interview, that way you know you are going to get the information you want. Your first question should be 'whats's your name and how do you spell it', that way you know you aren't gonna pronounce it wrong since there are so many ways to pronounce names. You then should ask them a comfortable question that you know that aren't going to have a problem talking about and then halfway through, or toward the end of the interview, you can ask your harder question. That is what i learned about interviewing.