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The Art  of Interviewing .
Aim of the Interview <ul><li>The aim of the interview is to provide , in the interviewee’s own words : Facts, reasons, or ...
Preparation <ul><li>Determine the Aim of the Interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>What are the main poi...
Pre-interview discussion . <ul><li>Do not discuss the subject at length </li></ul><ul><li>Do not rehearse. </li></ul>
Question Techniques <ul><li>Who –  asks a fact .  Answer –  a person </li></ul><ul><li>When -  asks a fact .  Answer –  a ...
Question Techniques <ul><li>Why –  asks for opinion or reason for a course of action </li></ul><ul><li>How –  asks for  fa...
Effective Interview  - Some Guidelines <ul><li>Do Not : </li></ul><ul><li>Give your own opinion/pass judgment on the answe...
…… Some Guidelines <ul><li>Do Not : </li></ul><ul><li>Give verbal reactions/prompting during answers </li></ul><ul><li>Mak...
Main Mistakes <ul><li>Not asking questions in a proper order/logical sequence </li></ul><ul><li>Asking multiple questions ...
Main Mistakes <ul><li>Putting words in the interviewee’s mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Echoing the answe (partly/fully) </li></u...
Main Mistakes <ul><li>Not listning attentively; being too preoccupied with something else, such as the next question. </li...
In a nutshell <ul><li>Do your home work well before the interview. </li></ul><ul><li>During the interview – ask questions ...
In a nutshell <ul><li>Be impartial ; unbiased.  </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the interviewee eye-to-eye. </li></ul><ul><li>En...
<ul><li>All the best </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy correct interviewing </li></ul>
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  1. 1. The Art of Interviewing .
  2. 2. Aim of the Interview <ul><li>The aim of the interview is to provide , in the interviewee’s own words : Facts, reasons, or opinions on a particular topic so that the listener can form a conclusion as to the validity of what he is saying. </li></ul><ul><li>- Robert McLeish </li></ul>
  3. 3. Preparation <ul><li>Determine the Aim of the Interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>What are the main points to be covered. </li></ul><ul><li>Check facts and figures. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Pre-interview discussion . <ul><li>Do not discuss the subject at length </li></ul><ul><li>Do not rehearse. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Question Techniques <ul><li>Who – asks a fact . Answer – a person </li></ul><ul><li>When - asks a fact . Answer – a time </li></ul><ul><li>Where – a fact . Answer- a place </li></ul><ul><li>What – asks for a fact or an interpretation of a fact . Answer – a sequence of events </li></ul>
  6. 6. Question Techniques <ul><li>Why – asks for opinion or reason for a course of action </li></ul><ul><li>How – asks for fact or an interpretation of fact . Answer – a sequence of events </li></ul>
  7. 7. Effective Interview - Some Guidelines <ul><li>Do Not : </li></ul><ul><li>Give your own opinion/pass judgment on the answers. </li></ul><ul><li>agree/disagree/ comment. </li></ul><ul><li>Leave any room for factual errors </li></ul><ul><li>Ask multiple questions </li></ul><ul><li>Give non-questions </li></ul>
  8. 8. …… Some Guidelines <ul><li>Do Not : </li></ul><ul><li>Give verbal reactions/prompting during answers </li></ul><ul><li>Make question unnecessarily complicated by using “bombastic” words. </li></ul><ul><li>Put “deadwood” questions. </li></ul><ul><li>“ could I ask you if…” </li></ul><ul><li>“ If I ask you whether…” </li></ul><ul><li>……… what answer could you give ?” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Main Mistakes <ul><li>Not asking questions in a proper order/logical sequence </li></ul><ul><li>Asking multiple questions </li></ul><ul><li>Vocal reactions/promting (“ah yes”, “mmm”, “I see…” etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Voice overla – starting the next question befor the ansswer is finished. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Main Mistakes <ul><li>Putting words in the interviewee’s mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Echoing the answe (partly/fully) </li></ul><ul><li>Deadwood questions </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Could I ask you if… </li></ul><ul><li>‘ I wonder whether you could say why…’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ If I asked you whether…’ </li></ul>
  11. 11. Main Mistakes <ul><li>Not listning attentively; being too preoccupied with something else, such as the next question. </li></ul><ul><li>Overloading questions with jargon/bombastic language </li></ul>
  12. 12. In a nutshell <ul><li>Do your home work well before the interview. </li></ul><ul><li>During the interview – ask questions directly, in a proper logical sequence. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember you represent the listner – ask questions that naturally come into his mind. </li></ul>
  13. 13. In a nutshell <ul><li>Be impartial ; unbiased. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the interviewee eye-to-eye. </li></ul><ul><li>End the interview without you giving conclusions.-Let the listener decide. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>All the best </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy correct interviewing </li></ul>
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