I don’t learn a lot when I’m talking

It was a line I read in a book.

I don’t learn a lot when I’m talking.

It is not intended to suggest that I have nothing of value to say, but it is a reminder about listening to the words of other people.

In an interview situation, it should be foremost in the interviewers’ minds that the panel should speak only half as much as the candidate being interviewed.

After all, the panel wants to find out as much information about each candidate in the shortest possible time, so it makes sense.

Of course on the flip-side that means the candidate should be prepared to talk about themselves, their experience and skills twice as much as the panel talks about the organisation.

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