We all need to build our L&D teams. You start your relationship with a new colleague by making sure they are a good fit for the role. Here’s a handy list of interview questions you can ask your instructional design candidates.
- Explain your instructional design process to me.
- How would you describe your instructional design style?
- What learning design theories do you favor, and why?
- Who are your learning influences?
- Regarding the ADDIE process, how would you rank your capabilities from strongest to weakest?
- What methods do you use to collaborate with “hard to get” SMEs?
- Walk me through your learning solution portfolio. What are some of your wildly successful examples? What have been your wildly unsuccessful failures?
- In the absence of a learning management system, how would you manage your implementation of learning solutions.
- How do you manage your version control and draft/review process?
- How do you perform audience analyses? Task analyses?
- Have you worked in any roles outside of instructional design?
- What hobbies do you have that hone your instructional design career? What lessons have you learned and applied to training?
- What tactics to you deploy to make training “sticky”?
- How do you make your courses engaging?
- How do you measure the success of your learning solutions?
- What experience do you have training instructional designers? What “train-the-trainer” experience do you have?
- What steps do you take to champion a culture of learning in the organizations you’ve worked with?
- What will be the first thing you will do, if hired?
Let me know what questions you ask your instructional design candidates.