How To: Interview


Do your research! By knowing your information and facts, you can avoid embarrassing mistakes. Research previous interviews and make sure you know their name.

Ask open questions and remember the 5 W’s: Who, What, Where, When, Why and How. How allows people to give well-rounded answers, avoiding just ‘yes’, ’no’ answers.

Listen and ask follow up questions: It’s good to have questions prepared but be willing to go off script if your interviewee mentions something interesting.

Establish a rapport with your interviewee and stay relaxed. Approach your interview like a friendly chat.

Before you finish, clarify any facts, or points you’re unsure of.

Your final question should be ‘Is there anything you would like to add?’ This gives your interviewee a chance to add something that your questions didn’t allow for.

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