The first stage will be to transcribe the interview, writing down what the subject said precisely as they stated it. You and the individual you interviewed become "co-authors." The words are theirs, but you get to decide which bits to use and how to organize them. You tell the reader their narrative. They can agree or not, but without your input, the story would be completely different.
A first-person interview is an interview in which the interviewer and the subject are the same person. This could be obvious, such as an interview with one's self, or less obvious, such as an interview with someone who uses a wheelchair but can walk around. First-person interviews are used when the information being gathered does not need to be kept confidential between the interviewer and the subject (for example, if there is no employer-employee relationship). Interviews can also be considered first-person if the participant is describing his or her own experience (for example, "I have never been to America"). Even if the subject is not describing his or her own experience, such as when discussing others' experiences, this is still considered a first-person interview because the narrator is only referring to themselves.
First-person interviews are common for job applications and interviews because the applicant can include any relevant personal stories or examples that might influence the decision makers. These could include anything from past successes to hobbies to reasons for wanting to work at this particular company.
Tips for Interview Transcription
How to Do a Journalistic Interview
If you want to transcribe an interview yourself, follow these steps.
Interviews give a wide range of information that must be integrated in order to create a narrative for the process that will inspire suggestions to enhance the process. Interviews give a wealth of information, but integrating details creates a clear, full picture of the process. The first step in creating an effective summary is to identify what aspects of the interview are relevant to the project at hand.
Next, organize the relevant details into appropriate categories. For example, you might put questions about the company's culture on "attitude" and "behavior" while topics like policies and procedures would fall under "system." Avoid making assumptions about what people do or don't know by asking open-ended questions; this will help them speak freely without worrying about giving wrong answers. Finally, use your knowledge of the subject matter to link various comments and questions together with cause and effect relationships or patterns that might not be apparent to someone who is not familiar with the topic.
Summary interviews can be used instead of formal evaluations when there is no time for a complete interview. In these cases, important factors such as work ethic, attitude, and ability can still be assessed through observations, discussions with others at the company, and review of documents (such as performance reviews or employee surveys).
In addition to evaluating employees, managers should also consider how they can improve their practices.
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Familiarize yourself with these talking topics, and you'll be able to incorporate them into the conversation with ease. Your aim at the start of the interview is to make a good first impression on the interviewer. You want to come across as kind, professional, and careful. And the best way to do that is by being well prepared.
So practice your questions until they are perfect, and then go in with a clear goal in mind: to get an opportunity to show what you can offer. With any luck, those will be the words that pop into your interviewer's head when he or she thinks about hiring you.