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General interview evaluation form template

This general interview evaluation form template will help you better evaluate candidates during interviews to find the perfect fit for your company.

Template by Thao Nguyen Le
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As an HR recruiter, it is crucial to implement an effective evaluation process to reduce bias and improve the quality of candidates. Download (for free) and determine quickly if a candidate is a good fit with our customizable evaluation form template.


Hiring a new employee is a delicate and challenging process especially for recruiters with little hiring experience. So how do you find the right candidate for the job? An interview evaluation form.

This form helps identify promising candidates and provides a rating system and template questions you can use to evaluate their qualifications for the position and behavioural tendencies

Important aspects to evaluate a candidate:

Education background – Does the candidate have the required educational qualifications, training, or technical skills? If not, do they have a degree in a related field?

Work experience – Does the candidate have relevant work experience in the field or any other related fields?

Accomplishments –  Is the candidate able to identify and explain which past career accomplishment he/she is most proud of

Aspirations – Does the candidate have a clear path five years from now?

Learning experience –  Is the candidate able to tell about his/her biggest failure in their past position? What did he/she learn from that failure?

Disagreements – Have the candidate ever had a difficult working relationship with a colleague/customer? How did he/she deal with the situation?

Industry knowledge – Can the candidate point out what challenges he/she thinks will affect the industry he/she works in? How does he/she think these challenges can be handled?

Prioritization – When asked about how they prioritize their work, does the candidate have a clear methodology?

Past Relationship – Does the candidate have a good relationship with their past colleagues? Have the candidate describe the best boss they have ever worked with.

Company –  Can the candidate give specific reasons why he/she is interested in working with your company? What attracts them most about your company?

Overall Impression – Final thoughts. What action will be taken with the candidate?

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In this template, you'll get

  • A customizable Word template to create an effective evaluation form
  • Suggested elements including basic candidate information, candidate evaluation criteria, and overall impressions.

Who this template is for

  • Hiring managers looking for new team members.
  • HR officers assisting in recruiting new employees.
  • Candidates who are curious about the evaluation process.

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