This page outlines what you should do at three phases of a structured interview — before, during and afterwards.

Preparing a Structured Interview

Preparation for a structured interview is important, but needn't be exhausting or overly time consuming.

There are several steps.

01. Decide who will conduct the interviews

Try to have more than one person conduct the interviews.

Structured interviews are intended to account for cognitive and unconscious bias. One element of that is to have more than one person involved in conducting and reviewing the interviews. This gives you multiple perspectives on the answers given by interviewees. It also means that you can (and should!) challenge each other when you come to reviewing the interviews to ensure you're being fair, that comments are justified, and to vocalise any biases that may be otherwise unspoken.

02. Decide on the scenario questions you need