Pamela Skillings

Chief Interview Coach

Pamela Skillings is a co-founder of Big Interview and a career and hiring expert. She has been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC News, Forbes, and others. With more than 15 years of experience training and advising hiring managers, she specializing in improving the effectiveness of the job interview process for both employers and candidates.

The Hiring Manager’s Guide to Interview Formats

The Hiring Manager’s Guide to Interview Formats

Many companies have an established process for what interview format they use at each stage of the interview process. However, it will serve you well to understand the best practice for each common interview format. We’re going to break down the most common types of...

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4 Benefits of Structured Interviews

4 Benefits of Structured Interviews

Over many years of consulting with companies on their hiring processes, we have witnessed how structured interviews can lead to more efficiency and better overall hires. They lead to reduced turnover, improved performance, and a more engaged workforce. However, my...

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How to Read Candidate’s Body Language & Spot A Liar

How to Read Candidate’s Body Language & Spot A Liar

When you walk into the interview room, you’ll make assumptions based on the candidate’s body language before he or she even says a word, whether you’re aware of it or not. It’s very simple - subconscious gestures and movements play a huge part in how we communicate...

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Defining Key Competencies Your Job Candidate Should Have

Defining Key Competencies Your Job Candidate Should Have

In our blog post on the value of structured vs.unstructured interviews, we talked about focusing on competencies as a way to ensure your interview process is fair and consistent. In fact, you’ll often hear the terms competency-based interview used interchangeably...

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Top 10 Interview Questions to Ask a Job Candidate

Top 10 Interview Questions to Ask a Job Candidate

There are a million possible interview questions you could ask your next job candidate and you can find countless articles, websites, books and free pdf guides with lists and lists of recommended questions. But… it can easily become overwhelming. The more resources...

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