It’s becoming very common for candidates for a senior role in an organisation to have to undergo a hostile media interview as part of the selection process.
Over the past few years I’ve conducted around ten of these – for Chief, assistant and deputy chief constables, a fire chief and, recently, a local government chief executive.
The way it works is that with the organisation we work out a tricky ‘realistic’ bad news scenario. Each candidate is given a copy of the interview ten minutes before the interview begins and everyon gets the same starting question – where the four minutes goes after that depends on what the candidate says in response to that and other questions.
Some candidates are excellent – others are not so good – the quality of media training (which all appear to have had) is clearly very variable.
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