An Approach to the Interview
Useful considerations for the actual interview are:-
- An informal question would put the interviewee at ease.
- Observation of response would indicate the timing of when to start formal discussions.
- A summary of more lengthy questions, in order of priority, may illicit a better general response.
- Direct questions concerning character, integrity for instance, should be avoided. A preferred method is a ''What if..... '' question.
- A conclusion may well be reached by asking if the interviewee has any questions related to the meeting.
In general a non confrontational approach can often be found and genuine gratitude shown and encouraged. Note taking can be distracting but after the interview is completed a record may prove a valuable aid to memory, for later use.