Draft job interview questions

Key points

  • Preparing a list of core interview questions to be asked of all applicants for a particular post can help employers to ensure that each candidate is given the same opportunity to demonstrate his or her suitability for the role.
  • Questions should be based on the job-related criteria identified for the post.
  • When drafting questions the employer should consider the techniques that it will employ to obtain relevant information from the candidate. Frequently used questioning techniques include competency-based questioning and behavioural questioning.
  • The employer should be aware of the need to avoid questions that could be viewed as discriminatory.

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