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The Evaluation Interview: How to Probe Deeply, Get Candid Answers and Predict the Performance of Job Applicants
by Richard A. Fear, Bob Chiron and Robert J. Chiron (McGraw Hill Trade, 5th edition, 2002)

When first published over 30 years ago, The Evaluation Interview gained immediate recognition as one of the best books on the subject of behavioral interviewing. The book features practical techniques on how to: get an interviewee to loosen up and feel at ease; assess an applicant's overall "fit" with the organization's needs and culture; get candid answers to interview questions from job candidates who may have something to hide; and, how to stay in control of the interview.
Finding, Hiring, and Keeping the Best Employees
by Robert Half (John Wiley & Sons, 1993)

This is a good reference book with a comprehensive overview of the entire selection process, including the often over-looked aspects of retention. Full of practical tips and strategies.
High-Impact Interview Questions: 701 Behavior-Based Questions to Find the Right Person for Every Job
by Victoria A. Hoevemeyer (AMACOM/American Management Association, October 2005)

This fabulous reference book contains 701 behavior-based interview questions for readers to use or adapt with potential job candidates. Questions are grouped by 78 different competencies, such as customer focus, motivation, initiative, adaptability, teamwork, and more. Hoevemeyer makes a succinct but powerful case for using behavior-based interviewing methods and provides information on probing effectively during interviews and creating your own interview guide.

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