In this podcast lesson, we will look at the many types of questions you can ask while interviewing someone. Some questions are open-ended and others are close-ended, and there are a number of categories of questions, such as past-performance questions, negative-balance questions, and judgement-call questions. A successful interview is one that combines different types of questions to get comprehensive information from the person being interviewed, and that assesses the job applicant’s capabilities effectively.


You will now listen to an extract from an interview between Lila, an HR manager at an investment bank, and Edgar, who has applied for a position at the company.