This guidance describes when and how to end an interview with a candidate you won't hire.

Even though many of us do plenty of work to screen candidates, there are still times where the candidate fails to meet our standards. You wouldn't be a good interviewer if you said yes to everyone. And, to be clear, there's no way to be so good at screening that the interview is just a formality. (Too many managers think this.)

But what do we do when a candidate clearly has failed in the first part of an interview? What do we do when we KNOW - not think, not are pretty sure about, but KNOW - that someone will NOT get hired?

Here's what.

This Cast Answers These Questions

  • What do I do if a candidate is clearly not right?
  • How do I 'finish' an interview?
  • Can I tell a candidate they have failed in the interview?

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