Are Your Interviewers Getting Fooled by Canned Answers?

Jan 3,
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Interviewers may often be fooled by rehearsed responses from candidates in their hiring processes. With popular interview questions and answers available online, it has become easy for candidates to come prepared with canned answers. To counter this, the article suggests interviewers use new tactics like incorporating more tailored, unexpected questions and observing body language to determine authenticity. Using the STAR approach (Situation, Task, Action, Result) can also guide interviewers to assess a candidate's behavioral competencies better. By understanding the intricacies of a candidate's prior experience and behavioral responses, interviewers can gain a clear perspective of a candidate’s skills, capabilities, and cultural fit. In essence, it highlights the importance of effective interviewing techniques to evaluate and hire the best-suited candidates beyond rehearsed responses.