Structured Interviews

In a structured interview, the interviewer asks a set of close-ended questions that have been standardized by the industry and will not deviate or ask clarification on the interviewee’s answers. These interviews are conducted when the number of candidates is high and the objective is to screen candidates as per the company’s requirements.

Structured Interviews

Pros

  • The interviews are easy to conduct, as a fixed set of closed questions are asked.
  • Structured interviews are concluded in a short duration due to their fixed format.

Cons

  • New questions are not asked in adherence to the fixed schedule.
  • Interviewees answer only closed questions which don’t explain their motive.