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)
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.

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