Highly effective interviewers know their topic inside out, says former homicide detective, Colin McLaren. Research thoroughly, get it right and self-critique for improvements afterwards.
Extensive preparation and research are crucial for effective interviews. Be prepared to put in your whole time and effort to getting it right, Colin McLaren says. You are playing with someone’s career and they could well be innocent. Always study your interviews and interview technique afterwards – be critical and objective about what you did. Constantly aim for self-improvement until you’ve mastered the interview process.
Key Learning Points
Colin McLaren emphasizes key points:
Do your research – be thoroughly prepared
Put the effort in and get it right (the person could be innocent)
Self-critique – study your interviews and your interview technique afterwards
Be objective about yourself and keep honing your interview skills
Interviewer: Eve Ash
Interviewee: Colin McLaren