Lately, we’ve been hearing quite a lot that interviews should be held as conversations. This is what we have to say about it: interviews and conversations are inherently different.
A conversation is a talk that "flows", does not necessarily have a structure, and in which both sides are equally in charge. However, an interview is a limited time frame where the interviewer is in charge of asking directed, relevant, and fair questions aimed to assess job related skills, values and motivations. The responsibility lies with the interviewer to make the most of the interview and to manage time in an effective and efficient manner.
This doesn’t mean an interview has to be technical and rigid. There are different techniques to make an interview more conversational, but still keep it fairly structured and to the point. More on this on upcoming posts.
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