Interviewing the ‘professional’ candidate

Have you met the ideal person for the job? Or have you just encountered a highly coached, interview-savvy candidate? Here are tips and strategies to help assess the true qualities under the surface of the slick, ‘professional’ job seeker
By Michael Gravelle
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/05/2004

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o one should knock the initiative of a well-prepared job candidate. But there is a big difference between an eager, industrious interviewee and a stage-rehearsed job candidate who has mastered the interview process.

The ability to rub through the veneer of the “professional” job candidate is critical for any hiring manager looking to fill a position.