[IPAC-List] Time for Situational Interview Questions

Paul Pluta ppluta at hr.lacounty.gov
Wed Mar 13 15:44:34 EDT 2013

We use 10 +/- 2 as a general rule-of-thumb to keep our interviews under an hour, regardless of the level.

Paul E. Pluta, Ph.D. (ABD), SPHR
County of Los Angeles
Department of Human Resources
Talent Management Division
3333 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90010
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From: ipac-list-bounces at ipacweb.org [mailto:ipac-list-bounces at ipacweb.org] On Behalf Of Dennis Doverspike
Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:42 PM
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Subject: [IPAC-List] Time for Situational Interview Questions

Following up on the recent discussion, does anyone have any benchmarks or recommendations as to how many good situational or behavioral interview questions can be asked per hour (and answered of course) or put another way - how many minutes per question?

Does it vary by the complexity of job? So is the time longer for managerial jobs? I would tend to guess so but not sure.

Dennis Doverspike, PhD., ABPP
Licensed Psychologist, #3539 (OHIO)
Independent Consultant
Professor of Psychology, University of Akron
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