Interview Questions for Instructional Design Candidates

Interview Questions for Instructional Design Candidates

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.

  1. Explain your instructional design process to me.
  2. How would you describe your instructional design style?
  3. What learning design theories do you favor, and why?
  4. Who are your learning influences?
  5. Regarding the ADDIE process, how would you rank your capabilities from strongest to weakest?
  6. What methods do you use to collaborate with “hard to get” SMEs?
  7. Walk me through your learning solution portfolio. What are some of your wildly successful examples? What have been your wildly unsuccessful failures?
  8. In the absence of a learning management system, how would you manage your implementation of learning solutions.
  9. How do you manage your version control and draft/review process?
  10. How do you perform audience analyses? Task analyses?
  11. Have you worked in any roles outside of instructional design?
  12. What hobbies do you have that hone your instructional design career? What lessons have you learned and applied to training?
  13. What tactics to you deploy to make training “sticky”?
  1. How do you make your courses engaging?
  2. How do you measure the success of your learning solutions?
  3. What experience do you have training instructional designers? What “train-the-trainer” experience do you have?
  4. What steps do you take to champion a culture of learning in the organizations you’ve worked with?
  5. What will be the first thing you will do, if hired?

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