Widely used selection tool
Procedure to obtain information through
As a method for qualitative research
Standard part of journalism and media
To judge an applicant`s qualifications and
To give essential facts about the job and the
To establish a rapport
To solve problems as when counseling
To get a real feel of the candidate
1. Preparation of the Interview
2. The Physical Setting
3. Conduct of the Interview
4. Close of the Interview
5. Final evaluation of the Candidate
Determination of specific objectives
Determination of the Method to be Used
Acquainting Oneself about the Applicant
Determining the Number of Interviewers
The place of Interview
Proper arrangements for reception and
The climate of the interview
The time set for interviewers
The usual practice to interview candidates
Getting complete and accurate information
Recording of impressions
It is as important as beginning
Close of the interview may be indicated
Evaluation of suitability.
Measure the candidate fairly and accurately.
Know about the company and its business.
Dress well, wear clean, neat and ironed clothes.
Be patient in time, wait patiently for your turn.
Put your phone to silent mode.
Enter room after seeking permission.
Relax, smile and address the interviewers in the interview hall.
Let your body language show enthusiasm.
Take a seat after being told.
Carry a paper and a pencil.
Try to answer in simple and short sentences but be clear in your
Think about the content and not on language.
If answer is not known, say politely-I don’t know.
When offered to ask questions you should ask.
End the interview gracefully, tell them thanks for interviewing
Get puzzled or nervous.
Try to memorize any answer.
Argue with interviewers.
Talk too much, loudly or unnecessarily.
Be too familiar.
Sit until you are asked to do so.
Pull or crack the chair.
Bend or lean your hands on the chair/table.
Cross or shake your legs.
Chat—Directly or by phone.
Style your hair or adjust clothes inside the hall.
Put your hands in the pocket.
Put your things on the interviewer`s table.
Play with pen, paper-weight etc.
Explain the purpose of the interview.
Ask questions exactly as written.
Listen/Determine relevant information.
Record answers in correct place.
Probe to increase accuracy/clarity and completeness.
Avoid unnecessary reinforcement : “Oh, that’s very good!”.
Never suggest an answer (otherwise called prompting).
Show interest, use words such as: “uhm-mm”, “I see”, “Yes”, tell the
client that he has been heard.
Pause. (silence tells him that you are waiting to hear more)
Repeat the reply. To stimulate client to say more, or recognize the
Be very familiar with the survey questions and their flow to project
a confident, self-assured manner.
Repeat the question. (to help the client if he did not understand
Keep within the scope of the interview.
Establish the option to ask follow up questions.
Wrap up the interview and thank the interviewee for their time.
Rush the respondent.
Dominate the interview.
Prompt the respondent for specific answer.
Interview someone you know.
Clasp hand together.
Play with shirt buttons, collars, the file in your hand etc.
Forget the name of the interviewee.
Talk down to the interview.
Use coarse language.
Way to see an applicant in action.
Best way to get at the “will do” feature of a
It gives a chance to personally size up the candidate.
Way to see an applicant in action.
Best way to get at the “will do” feature of
It gives a chance to personally size up the