A Learning Module and Experiential Exercise to Teach Students How to Design, Administer, and Score a Structured Employment Panel Interview


  • James Smither La Salle University


Employment interviews are used by almost all organizations as one tool to evaluate job candidates. A large body of research evidence indicates that, because of their higher validity, structured employment interviews are more effective than unstructured employment interviews. This article provides detailed instructions concerning an experiential exercise that teaches upper-level undergraduate or graduate students to design, administer (with a high-fidelity role-play), and score a structured employment panel interview.  In doing so, it provides students with a skill that virtually all of them will value at some point in their careers.