- ▪ I. interview interview 2 verb [intransitive, transitive]1. HUMAN RESOURCES to ask someone questions in a formal meeting in order to find out if they are suitable for a job:
• She was appointed without any other candidates being interviewed.
• I've been interviewing all afternoon.interview somebody for something
• We interviewed twelve people for the job.2. to ask someone, for example a politician, questions about their views or actions on television, for a newspaper etc:
• The chairman refused to be interviewed.3. MARKETING to ask someone questions about a product or service, to find out how it can be improved or the best way to advertise it:
• A sample of 200 women were interviewed.— interviewer noun [countable] :
• The interviewer should not ask about your marital status.
• her reputation as a tough political interviewer[m0] ▪ II. US /ˈɪntəvjuː/ noun [C]► HR, WORKPLACE a meeting in which someone asks you questions to see if you are suitable for a job or a course: an interview for sth »
She has an interview for a new job tomorrow.an interview with sb »
Before getting a place at university, you may have to have an interview with the head of department.»
to be called for/invited for/selected for an interview»
She was very highly qualified, but didn't even get an interview.»
a job interviews»
Your second interview is likely to be more challenging than your first interview.»
interview techniques► MARKETING a conversation in which someone is asked their opinion about a product or service, so that it can be improved or better advertised: carry out/conduct interviews »
The company conducted research and interviews with customers throughout the country.»
a face-to-face/telephone interview► COMMUNICATIONS a conversation in which someone is asked questions about themselves or a subject they know about for a newspaper article, television show, etc.: an interview with sb/sth »
He made the allegations in an interview with the New York Times.an interview about sth »
I read an interesting interview about Smith's views on the oil industry.take part in/give an interview »
He never gives interviews.»
Company officials refused a request for an interview.»
a newspaper/radio/television interview→ See also DEPTH INTERVIEW(Cf. ↑depth interview), EXIT INTERVIEW(Cf. ↑exit interview), FLYBACK INTERVIEW(Cf. ↑flyback interview), SCREENING INTERVIEW(Cf. ↑screening interview), SEMI-STRUCTURED INTERVIEW(Cf. ↑semi-structured interview), SITUATIONAL INTERVIEW(Cf. ↑situational interview)Ⅱ.interview UK US /ˈɪntəvjuː/ verb► [I or T] HR, WORKPLACE to ask someone questions at a formal meeting to see if they are suitable for a job or a course: »
There were so many applicants for the job that we will be interviewing all week.interview sb for sth »
We interviewed 20 people for the hotel vacancy.► [I] HR, WORKPLACE to talk and answer questions at a formal meeting held to see if you are suitable for a job or a course: interview for sth »
He interviewed for a number of jobs with banks and telephone companies.»
Some people just don't interview well.► [T] MARKETING to ask someone questions to get their opinion about a product or service, so that it can be improved or better advertised: »
The marketing department interviewed a random sample of 514 people aged 18+.► [T] COMMUNICATIONS to ask someone questions about themselves or a subject they know about for a newspaper article, television show, etc.: interview sb for sth »
She interviewed 120 current and former employees of the company for her book.»
He declined to be interviewed for this article.
Financial and business terms. 2012.