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Effective Interviewing: What about Interview Room Set Up?

Sometimes we have to do things we are not always comfortable with.  Hey, really that’s just life. This topic may seem elementary to the interview dynamic, but from training and research we see novices and experienced interviewers not doing what is best, and they have plenty of

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Training the New Generation of Investigators

Mark A. Anderson Director of Training and Development Anderson Investigative Associates   Why more training? How is interviewing changing?  What is different now than it was 20 years ago?  How does that affect our ability to be prepared for interactions in the interview suite? These are all

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What are You Willing to Give? The Law of Reciprocity

“There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one’s life: Reciprocity.” –Confucius   “The basis of social relationships is reciprocity: if you cooperate with others, others will cooperate with you.” –Carroll Quigley   “Always go to other people’s funerals; otherwise they

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The Power of a Thank You: Using Soft Language in the Interview

“Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names will never hurt you.” What, “thank you” in an interview? Are you crazy? That isn’t how they do it on television. Why would you do that with someone that is an adversary? Well, first of all, if you

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Interview Training, Are you Kidding? Who me?

Do we need more interview training, or once we have been trained up, is that enough? There are numerous organizations that believe once you have that requisite basic interview training, you are good to go for a career of interviewing. Research clearly shows that this couldn’t be

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Finish Well, My Friend….. “Rapport and the art of a good summary and close”

We hear all through life the importance of finishing strong. We hear it in academics and sports, and the concept is drilled into us, in part, because it is so difficult to accomplish. The difficulty is we get tired; we get discouraged; we don’t have the intestinal

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Hearing is not Listening – September 2014

We were made with two ears and one mouth for a reason, but assessing the landscape of people we come in contact with, you would likely assume this truth was lost in the process. The mouth works much harder and the tongue wags way more frequently, and

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