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Frequently Asked Questions Assessment Policy

How long should a structured interview be?

As a general rule of thumb, structured interviews typically assess 4 – 6 competencies unless the job is unique or at a high level.  However, the number of questions must be balanced with the amount of time allotted for the interview.

For more information about structured interviews, please visit the Structured Interviews page on the Selection and Assessment website (http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/assessment-and-selection/structured-interviews/).


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