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Application Interview Guide

To interviewer: this applicant guide is intended to assist in employee selection and


placement. If it is used for all applicants for a position, it will help you to compare them,
and it will provide more objective information than you will obtain from unstructured
interview.

Because this is the general guide, all of the items may not apply in ever instance. Skip
those that are not applicable, and add questions appropriate to the specific positions.
Space for additional questions will be found at the end of the form.

Federal law prohibits discrimination in employment on the bases of sex, race, color,
national origin, religion, disability, and the most instance, age. The law of most states
also been same or all of the above types of discrimination in employment as well as
discrimination based on marital status or ancestry. Interviews should take care to avoid
any question that suggests that an employment decision will be made on the basis of any
such factors.

Job interest
Name___________________ Position applied for___________________
What do you think the job (position) involves? __________________________________
Why want the job (position)? ________________________________________________
Why are you qualified for it? ________________________________________________
What would your salary requirements be? ______________________________________
What do you know about our company? _______________________________________
Why do you want to work for us? ____________________________________________
Current Work Status
Are you now employed? ____ Yes ____No. If not, how long you have been employed
Why are you Unemployed?_________________________________________________
If you are working, why are you applying for this position? _______________________
When would you be available to start work with us? _____________________________
Work Experience
(Starts with the applicant’s current or last position and work back. All periods of time
should be accounted for. Go back at least for 12 years, depending upon the applicant’s
age. Military service should be treated as a job.)
Current or last
Employer ___________________Address______________________________________
Dates of employment: from ______________ to ______________
Current or Last job title_____________________________________________________
What are (were) your duties? ________________________________________________
Have you held the same job through your employment with that company? ______Yes
______ No. If not, describe the various jobs you have had with that employer, how long
you held each of them, and main duties of each__________________________________
What was your starting salary ____________ what are your earning now____________
comments_______________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
Name of your last or current supervisor _______________________________________
What did you like most about that job? ________________________________________
What did you like east about it? ______________________________________________
Why are you thinking of leaving? ____________________________________________
Why are you leaving right now? _____________________________________________
Interviewer’s comments or observations_______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
What did you do before you look your last job? _________________________________
Where were you employed? _________________________________________________
Location ____________________ job title ____________________
Duties__________________________________________________________________
Did you hold the same job through your employment with that company? ____Yes
____no. If not, describe the job you held, when you held them, and the duties of each
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
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What was your starting salary? _________What was your final salary?_________
Name of your last supervisor ________________________________________________
May we contact that company ______yes ______ No
What did you like most about that job? ________________________________________
What did you like least about that job? ________________________________________
Why did you leave that job? ________________________________________________
Would you consider working there again? _____________________________________
Interview: If there is any gap between the various periods of employment, the applicant
should be asked about them_________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
Interviewer’s comments or observations _______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
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What did you do prior to the job with that company? _____________________________
What other jobs or experience have you had describe them briefly and explain the general
duties of each____________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
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Have you been employed at any time in the last five years? _____ Yes _____No. what
efforts did you make to find work ____________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_
What other experience or training do you have that would help qualify you for the job
applied for explain how and where you obtained the experience or training ___________
_______________________________________________________________________
_
Educational background
What education or training do you have that would help you in the job for which you
applied? ________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
Describe any format education you have had. (Interviewer ma substitute technical
training, if relevant)_______________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
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Off job activities
What did you do in your off hours? ____ Part time job ____ athletics ____ spectator
____ Sports_____ club _____ other
Please explain ____________________________________________________________
Interviewer’s specific questions

Interviewer: Add any question to the particular job for which you are interviewing,
leaving space for brief answers.
(Be careful to avoid questions that may be viewed as discriminatory)
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
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What is the maximum amount of the time you would consider traveling? ____________
_______________________________________________________________________
Are you able to work Overtime? _____________________________________________
What about working on weekend_____________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
Self-Assessment
What do you feel are your strong points? ______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
What do you feel are your week points? _______________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
Interviewer: compare the applicant’s response with the information furnished on the
application for employment clear up any discrepancies.___________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

Before the applicant leave, the interviewer should provide the basic information about the
organization and the job opening, if this has not already been done. The applicant should
be given information on the work, location, work hours, the wage or salary, type of
remuneration (salary or salary plus bonus, etc), and other factors that may affect the
applicant’s interest in the job.

Interviewer’s impressions

Rate each characteristic from 1 to 4, with 1 being the highest rating and 4 being lowest.

Personal characteristics 1 2 3 4 5
Personal appearance
Poise, manners
Speech
Cooperation with interviewer
Job related characteristics
Experience for this job
Knowledge for this job
Interpersonal relationship
Effectiveness

Overall rating for job

1 2 3 4
____Superior ____above average ____Average ____Marginal
5
____Unsatisfactory
Comments or remarks
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