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- by Peterjoy93 Jan 16During the interview process chairs should be at 90 degree angles. Does this mean that both chairs are next to each other parallel to each other facing the same direction or facing each other?
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- Jan 16 by united32809are u talking about some of the health safety study material?
- Jan 16 by FlatlanderThis doesn't make sense to me either. I don't like the chairs at 90 degrees. You'd have to twist your neck or turn in your chair to look at each other, wouldn't you?
Placement of chairs depends on the size and shape of the room, where the tables are, how many people are in there, etc. I think what's important is to be able to see each other, respect personal space (not too close or too far away), be comfortable, etc.
I have heard that sitting behind a desk with the interviewee on the other side is distancing. It makes the interviewer seem more authoritative. That could be either desirable or not.
Most people don't like to have their backs to the door.
Usually, you want to be able to maintain an open, comfortable body position. Swivel chairs without arms aren't very comfortable in my opinion. They're awkward to get in and out of without worry about scooting or losing your balance.
Other than that....I agree. Who cares?
- Jan 16 by FlatlanderOh, maybe they mean AT LEAST 90 degrees or MORE. Anything less would be awkward....?
- Jan 17 by Esme12I read this somewhere that during an assessment the positioning of the chair was important....now I can't remember...off to search for an answer.
- Jan 17 by tnmarieI remember reading the same thing about job interviews; I think it was in a body language book or something. I think they mean this:
I agree with a previous poster that it doesn't seem very practical. I've also never seen a job interview done in this way nor have any of my interviews been done this way. Hope it helps anyway!