How to Hire

Lifeline Interview Guide

The purpose of a lifeline interview is for you and late stage candidates to get to know each other so you can both decide if it’s a good fit. Our lifeline interviews at CareerPlug consist of moving candidates down their timeline from past work and educational experience to future career vision. We also ask candidates to share any personal goals and dreams they have if they are comfortable doing so.

We recommend conducting the lifeline interview toward the end of your hiring process with the hiring manager and possibly a member of your leadership or HR team. You and the candidate can think of this interview in two parts: “where you’ve been” and “where you’re headed.”