6. Sharp questions
What’s in this chapter for you
‘Do you need questions? ‘Most of my interview time is taken up with my questions and the interviewee’s answer’ ‘Questioning – isn’t that what an interview’s all about?’ ‘I just think up questions as we go along.’
– comments from experienced interviewers
Why use questions? That’s the question
There is no doubt that to most people an interview is a question and answer session. The interviewer, the interrogator; the candidate, the ‘victim’. But it isn’t always like that. An interview can also be a structured and ...