The Unstructured Interview

1.   Introductions

  • Welcome
  • Set the tone of the interview
  • Outline interview format


2.   Go through application forms' question and verify statements made:

  • Education qualification
  • Present situation
  • Work experience
  • Future aspirations
  • Interests, leisure activities
  • Personal details and circumstances


3.   Give information about:

  • The organisation
  • Job
  • Terms and conditions


4.   Invite questions from interviewee

5.   Probe anything outstanding:

  • Omitted by you
  • Pursue points raised by them
  • Probe their suitability


6.   Invite interviewee to add anything in support of application

7.   Close interview

  • Thanks
  • Outline rest of procedure