structured interview

  

Definition

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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