structured interview



Fixed format interview in which all questions are prepared beforehand and are put in the same order to each interviewee. Although this style lacks the free flow of a friendly conversation (as in an unstructured Interview) it provides the precision and reliability required in certain situations. Also called directive interview.

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  • It was structured interview and would be very easy and smooth and we would have it done in a matter of minutes.

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  • You may want to hold a structured interview with a worker when you are trying to figure out if you should promote them.

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  • You need to do your best to prepare before any structured interview so that you are ready to answer the tough questions that may come your way.

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