Companies can make costly mistakes if they employ someone who turns out to be a poor fit for the company, but how tough should an interview be? Tashmia Ismail Saville, the CEO of youth employment initiative YES, says the intensity of an interview correlates directly to the seniority and complexity of the position. She has the following advice: • As a candidate, you need to be prepared for the interview by researching the role. This may make the process more manageable, although interviews for executive posts are likely to be gruelling. • But abuse is never OK. "Personal attacks, irrelevant or invasive questions and delving into unethical or illegal scenarios are some indicators that the interview is no longer professional." • There has been some criticism that millennials need to be treated with more care, but she disagrees. "While they may not have a great deal of experience, particularly previously unemployed youth in the YES programme receiving a one-year work experience, soft sk...

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