Learnit Training
Course Interview Techniques
  • Prepare yourself adequately for interviews
  • Collect the right information by correctly formulating questions
  • Create the right conversation atmosphere
  • Learn to conduct engaging conversations in a structured and professional way
  • Practical training

The question that is central to taking a good interview is "How do you get interesting and relevant information on the table during an interview, and do you break the general chat of your Interviewkandidaat?". In our two-day training you will learn how to take interviews in a professional and structured way.

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"The content of the training has exceeded my expectations. Theory and practice were well alternated, it is a very instructive training and the knowledge and experiences I have gained are very well applicable in my work. The trainer was enthusiastic, involved and skilled." - Rating: 9.0

learnit Interview Techniques

Course Interview Techniques

How do you get interesting and relevant information on the table during an interview and do you break the general chat of your Interviewkandidaat? That is the question that is central to taking a good interview. To avoid socially desirable answers, the questions and the way they are brought must be adjusted so that you get a truly interesting story from someone. Of course the interviewer plays a crucial role in this. By means of adequate interview techniques you can get the maximum out of each interview. With the right skills you can seduce the interviewed slightly to give that exciting or important detail price that can make an interview so valuable.

In The Training interview techniques you will learn how to take interviews in a structured, professional way. First of all, in the training you get insight in the situation from which your interviews are decreasing. What are the objectives and possibilities? And what is the context? In the preparatory phase you will learn to collect the right information, make essential arrangements and formulate questions well. We then work extensively on various, important conversation techniques for taking the interview. Finally, the processing of the information obtained is addressed. After following this training you can prepare yourself for interviews and you will be able to make engaging conversations in a structured and professional way.


During the training, the following topics are covered:

  • Interview types and question types:

    What kind of interview are you going to take off and which question types are important?

  • The way we communicate:

    How does the communication process work and what pitfalls are lurking?

  • Preparing the Interview:

    What is the purpose of your interview? What information do you want to find?

  • Responding to the target group:

    Adjust the interview rudder, wording and word choice.

  • The conversation atmosphere:

    Create and maintain the right conversation situation by living in your conversation partner.

  • Buckle conversation and question skills:

    Making Contact, living, giving attention, listening, summarizing and asking questions.

  • Call Building:

    To build up Timing and silence.

  • Unravelling ambiguities and contradictions:

    How do you tackle this?

  • Maintain overview and control:

    Hold the thread.

  • Coping with emotion and resistors:

    Recognizing resistance and how to deal with this.

  • Avoiding pitfalls:

    Where can you run into an interview and how do you deal with it?

  • Elaboration of the interview:

    Notes, recordings, sources and appointments.

  • Checklist:

    The supplied handles during the training lead to a handy checklist!


After the training you can:

  • Prepare your interviews adequately;
  • formulate questions well;
  • Gathering the right information;
  • Conduct interviews in a structured and professional manner and
  • Engaging conversations.


The training is ideally suited for participants who want to get even more out of interviews, from journalistic interviews to job interviews. Do you recognize yourself in one or more of the following points?

  • You would like to improve your question techniques to get more information from a conversation
  • You would like more insight into the process of mutual influence during a conversation (communication at the content and relational level)
  • You want to learn which techniques you can best use for a specific interview goal
  • You want to deal with emotion and possible resistance
  • You want to learn to listen to the other better

This list is Natúúrlijk not complete: everyone is different. Where does you want to pay attention to within the theme interview techniques?


In the training we alternate between practical experience, experimenting with behavior and techniques, reflecting and exploring theory. This will close the training program to all type of participants. There is a lot of action in the training, so you actually experience the effect of new behavior. This enables the recognition of success. We also emphasise that everyone is responsible for their own growth process and must take ownership of them. In Our training We invite you to reflect continuously and to make connections with the practice. Our aim is to increase understanding and make your own translation. This will increase the likelihood of real change in behaviour.


The course description above gives you a good indication of what the training will look like. However, the content may vary slightly per training, depending on the knowledge, practical experience and learning objectives of the participants. Individual intake interviews prior to the training will be used to enumerate the learning objectives of the participants. On this basis, the final programme of the training is determined.


The training is provided by default in Dutch. The trainer controls the English language. English course material can be used. When registering at least 3 participants, the training can also be provided entirely in English.


Mentioned prices are per person, including course material. Lunch is included in the training on location.

On location Online
Duration 2 days 4 sessions of three hours
Price per day, excl. VAT € 475,- € 390,-
Total, incl. VAT € 1149,50 € 943,80


After completing the training, a LEARNIT certificate will be issued as proof of participation.


The Interview Techniques course has been assessed with an average of 8.5.

"It's a very good workout, mirroring a lot to yourself. Awareness of the roles (the setting of interviewer and interviewee) is well addressed. It becomes clear how you can quickly mirror and take the setting to another level. This course is therefore a welcome addition to holding pleasant interviews". - Assessment: 8.4

G Voorhorst, Arcadis Nederland B.V. - Interview techniques

"Very professional and solid training. A lot of exercises and personal coaching by working with small groups."

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"The training was provided for a small group so we could all practice a lot; interviewing is only learned by doing it. Seeing recorded images again was very confronting, but therefore very instructive. I'm very happy to have chosen Learnit Training from the wide range of courses on the internet". - Assessment: 8.4

J. Carpenter, Rotterdam University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) - Interview techniques

"Professional training, good explanation, room for questions! Even after 20 years of conducting interviews, they still managed to teach and motivate me a lot."

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"The content of the training exceeded my expectations. Theory and practice alternated well, it is a very instructive training and the knowledge and experiences I have gained are very applicable in my work. The trainer was enthusiastic, involved and skilled." - Rating: 9.0

J. C. Westdorp, Aceera - Interview techniques

"Good, solid content that's practical." - Review: 8.8

J.W.M. Rutten, KLM - Interview techniques

"A fun and instructive workout. In addition to interview techniques, a number of communicative skills were also discussed. In her trainings the trainer has a good balance between theory and practice. The training has shown me what my strengths are, but also what I can still work on". - Assessment: 8.2

M. Pouw, PGGM - Interview techniques

"We could immediately convert theoretical knowledge into practical exercises. I really liked this. I have learned a lot from it and I will certainly benefit from it in my work. The trainer will contact you in advance to discuss your personal learning goals. Quality of course material is good." - Assessment: 8.4

B.Stam, Entrepreneurship with Care - Interview techniques

"The course interview techniques has given me a good basis, but also tips that I can pay attention to before and during a conversation with a customer / stakeholder. Theory interspersed with practical exercises is pleasant and also a good way to learn."

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"The training is practical and incredibly instructive. I really liked the mix between theory and practice (practicing). A good basis to improve your interview techniques!" - Assessment: 9.2

M.J. Borsboom, CEDRAH - Interview techniques

"A good training for anyone who in a question-and-answer game needs to obtain information from other people. Training is flexible and focused on the goals of the students. Especially in smaller groups this is very nice!" - Rating: 7.0

T. Bost, Medical Spectrum Twente - Interview techniques

"A very fun, varied and practice-oriented training. The use of audiovisual support may be a bit confronting, but very instructive! Because of the small size of the training group you get a lot of personal attention and there is a lot of momentum in the training. Finally, the involvement and enthusiasm of our trainer created a relaxed, relaxed atmosphere and a good energy level. All in all a very nice experience and definitely recommended!" - Rating: 9.0

C.M. Grobben, ProData Consult - Interview techniques

"Two very nice days where Rob gave us a good impression of conversation techniques and our own pitfalls and qualities. Good feedback during the course and a good atmosphere." - Assessment: 9.2

T. van der Heijden, ABN Amro - Interview techniques

"A two-day training with an excellent balance between theory and practice. A flexible way of training contributed to the realization of the learning goals. I recommend this training to people who want to take a first good step by interviewing or actively attending meetings etc.". - Rating: 9.0

R. van den Hooff, Municipality of Haarlemmermeer - Interview techniques

"The content of the training was completely tailored to your needs. Very good. An inventory was made beforehand of the learning objectives of the students and what attention would be paid to them. During the training there was also room to introduce topics. In short, training was very interactive. Pace was fine. Nothing to complain about. Good alternation of theory and practice (exercises). The exercises were fun and instructive. Especially the video camera helps to actually see how you come across. All in all, the training was very professional." - Rating: 9.0

S.M. Stolze, Ministry of Defence - Interview techniques

"Good balance between theory and practice. Well adapted to the wishes of the student. Skilled and enthusiastic trainer." - Assessment: 8.2

J. Germany - Interview techniques

"lively and interesting" - Review: 7.9

Basak Kelleci, Bloomreach B.V. - Interview techniques

"A practical training embedded in a relevant theoretical framework" - Review: 7.8

M.P.H. van Haeften, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK) - Interview techniques

"Practical training given in a good atmosphere. Went home with concrete points for improvement." - Review: 7.6

M. Ebbinge - Interview techniques

"Great training where your wishes and learning goals are well incorporated and worked out." - Assessment: 8.3

Berry Beijer, Rabobank - Interview techniques

"Great training. All aspects of interviewing came by. Tight and carefully guided by the trainer. What you can learn in 2 days. Because they were techies, it was hard to get them out of their comfort zone of technology, but they did a great job." - Assessment: 8.3

Jan Verhoeven, Strukton Worksphere - Interview techniques

"During the training a pleasant atmosphere was created where you feel free to practice (also with camera) and ask all your questions. - Rating: 9.0

A. Fisherman, CLM - Interview techniques

"The training has helped me to do better interviews in the future." - Review: 8.8

W. Smit, Volkswagen Pon Financial Services - Interview techniques

"Good training to improve your interview and conversation skills. You'll be told where you can improve so you can get on with it."

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"Do you run up against an interview or get stuck in preparation? Then bring it in as a case and start practicing! This training has helped me to grasp the cow by the horns. The training provides tools for preparing an interview, conducting the interview and dealing with difficult situations. It also offers a look at your own role and performance in an interview. Sometimes a little confronting, but mostly very enlightening." - Assessment: 9.2

L. Brands, The Care Centers of Twente - Interview techniques

"This training will be tailored to your needs as a student. The trainer will call you in advance to discuss your learning goals with you and to get acquainted with you. It really is a tailor-made training. The group is small, that means a lot of attention for everyone, which I really liked. Good trainer too." - Review: 7.6

H. Size, Haga Hospital - Interview techniques

"The training is very well-filled, but also very intensive. The pace is high and there is attention for theory, but also more than enough for practicality. The setup is professional, but at the same time so informal that you treated each other as if you had known each other for a long time. The atmosphere in which you are busy with your own skills is very pleasant. Seeing yourself interviewed on camera is confronting but the best learning experience you can have." - Rating: 8.5

J. ter Meer, Erasmus University Rotterdam - Interview techniques

"Working quickly and purposefully on your communication skills, which you can use directly in your daily practice."

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"I found the training to be extremely useful. In a short period of time I had to deal with a lot of aspects of this profession, along with a lot of useful advice and tips. I was also challenged to think carefully about conducting interviews myself. The trainer was able to create a pleasant, informal atmosphere, in which, however, results could be achieved. The day flew by and when I went home I felt like I'd really learned a lot." - Assessment: 8.4

E.M. Roest, Dutch Pilotage - Interview techniques

"Good training for the novice interviewer" - Review: 7.6

Anne Bergsma, Resources Solution Provider B.V. - Interview techniques

"Two days of training. Because it was a small group, very intensive, but also very personal and well focused on our learning goals, so very practice-oriented training. Video recordings sometimes confrontational, but very instructive. I can certainly recommend this training to anyone who is looking for such a training, but is still in doubt about the organization! - Review: 7.8

A.C. Smits, Janssen Biologics B.V. - Interview techniques

"The training interview techniques has a good balance of theoretical knowledge, practical exercises and practical examples. Following the training in a relatively small group creates an intimate atmosphere in which you dare to practice and feel confident. A very useful training where I learned a lot. Now get to work!" - Assessment: 8.3

Erika van Wijk - Interview techniques

"The training made me aware of my own interview behaviour through the combination of theory and (a lot of) practice. That's why I've seen tremendous progress in those two days!" - Rating: 10.0

E. Mats, STAMM CMO - Interview techniques

"I was able to put the material from the training into practice right away. It's nice to see that the knowledge provided worked right away." - Assessment: 9.2

A. de Graaf, Implementing organization for national business operations | KOOP - Interview techniques

"I was sceptical about what you can achieve in two days, but (also thanks to the small group) I learned a lot here. I did a lot of practical exercises, and really tailored, because everyone has different learning points and practice settings. In terms of content and atmosphere, this training is highly recommended! - Rating: 9.8

E. Budde, Heart Foundation - Interview techniques

"This training is recommended for anyone conducting interviews. "Interview techniques" is a very practical training. The theory is immediately put into practice with various interview exercises. Only by doing it do you learn it well. The trainer was able to effectively incorporate the personal learning goals of the different participants into the training. My interview techniques have really improved with this training." - Assessment: 8.4

A.M. Sleiderink, Municipality of Arnhem - Interview techniques

"I have been helped quickly and professionally with the organisation of the training that I wanted to follow in the short term. Through consultation prior to the training, with the trainer, a tailor-made training was put together for me. I experienced the trainer as very knowledgeable and was very satisfied with the results of the training afterwards". - Rating: 10.0

P. Mocking, Petra Mocking - Interview techniques

"Even if you already have interview experience, it's a very fascinating training. Especially dealing with resistance in interviews was very good, and of course you learn a lot about your own (non) verbal communication". - Assessment: 9.2

R. Perquin, PVP Foundation - Interview techniques

"Many practical exercises based on experience. The best way to learn this for interviews is to do it. This training offers a lot of room for that. Because you get immediate feedback you can apply/practice this immediately". - Rating: 9.0

A. Gouma, ECABO - Interview techniques

"A valuable training where I got the feeling that I could really work on my own points of improvement. In addition, the many forms of practice are very instructive."

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"Teaching and practice-oriented training" - Assessment: 7.3

Ronald Visser, CBR - Interview techniques