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Structured Job Interview


Definition: A structured interview format is a standardized method of comparing job candidates. A structured interview format is typically used when an employer wants to assess and compare candidates impartially. If the position requires specific skills and experience, the employer will draft interview questions focusing exactly on the abilities the company is seeking.

By requiring the interviewer to follow a specific list of pre-determined questions, the focus of the interview will be on what is required for the position. With interviews based on specific questions, there should be a greater chance of the employer being able to select the best candidates based specifically on qualifications, rather than on other factors like personality.

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