Interview Question Template


Whether you are an experienced interviewer or new to the process, this template will help you streamline your interview preparation and ensure consistency in evaluating candidates.

How to use this template

Follow the steps below to conduct a seamless and engaging interview with your next candidate:

Step 1: Familiarize yourself with the template

Take a few moments to explore the content of this template. You will find various sections that will assist you in structuring your interview process effectively. These sections include:

  1. Your introduction: Use this space to prepare to tell the interviewee about yourself and establish rapport.

  2. About the role: Find a brief description of the role provided by the hiring manager or HR team.

  3. About the candidate: Access information about the candidate, including their name, role, LinkedIn profile, and why they were selected for the interview stage.

  4. Example interview questions: Discover a list of pre-defined interview questions categorized by different roles, such as Product Manager, Engineer, UX Designer, Project Manager, Operations Manager, and Marketer.

  5. Final thoughts: Capture any additional notes or observations you have during or after the interview.

  6. Interviewer next steps: Plan and track your post-interview activities, including next steps for both the interview and the interviewer.

Step 2: Customize the template

Tailor the template to meet the specific requirements of your interview process. Feel free to add, modify, or remove sections as needed. You can also incorporate additional questions or prompts that align with your organization's values and culture.

Step 3: Prepare for the interview

Add information to the introduction slide to prepare to introduce yourself to the candidate. Utilize the "Example interview questions by role" section to select relevant questions based on the role you are interviewing for.

Each role-specific category contains ten thought-provoking questions that cover a wide range of skills and competencies. Choose the questions that best align with your interview objectives and the specific needs of your organization.

Step 4: Conduct the interview

During the interview, refer to the selected questions from the template to guide your conversation with the candidate. Take notes in the designated sections to capture key points, candidate responses, and your own observations. This will help you evaluate each candidate consistently and make informed decisions.

Step 5: Finish up post-interview next steps

After the interview, utilize the "Final thoughts" section to summarize your overall impression of the candidate. Use the "Interviewer next steps" section to plan and track your post-interview activities, such as sharing feedback with the hiring team, scheduling follow-up interviews, or making a hiring decision.


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