To Be A Great Interviewer, Keep This Mantra in Mind

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I just wrapped up an interview coaching session with a technical leader at a high-growth SaaS company.

This leader had a (very common) tendency — every time he asked the candidate about her weaknesses or her prior mistakes, he would ask a follow-up question about how she had improved in that area or how she fixed the mistake.

I recommend removing this follow-up from your repertoire entirely. Here’s why:

Most people ask “how did you fix it” follow-ups because they are uncomfortable asking candidates for negative information, and this gives the candidate an “out.” There is no

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