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Definition: Interview

Interview is the conversation between the interviewer and the interviewee, where the interviewer seeks replies from the interviewee. Interviews are taken in various situations like for selection procedure, recruitment, market research, surveys. Interviews can be of the following types:

  • Formal: interview in the formal setting eg: Job interview.
  • Informal: Informal Interview is more of a chat.
  • Structured: The interviewer is sure what all points should the interview cover, and takes the interview in a particular direction.
  • Unstructured: The interview is directionless, with no pre-decided format.
  • Open: The interview questions are not pre-decided, they are formed based on the previous reply.
  • Closed: The questions are pre-decided.
  • One-on –One interview: It is the type where there is one interviewer and one interviewee.
  • Group interview: In such interviews, either there is panel taking an interview, or a group of interviewees are interviewed together.

The different interview types suit the needs of different situations.

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