Interview Role Play

40 minutes.

Preferred location:
Park/outdoor place

Working method:
Teamwork, Role-playing game (group activity, cooperation, brainstorming).

Paper and pen to write the roles. Paper and pens for the interviewers to brainstorm about their questions.


  • Inspire creativity through brainstorming.
  • Develop interview/communication skills.
  • Encourage problem-solving skills. 
  • Become more confident.


  • Divide the participants into 7 pairs.
  • Ask them to choose a table and turn the paper upside down. 
  • Work as a team and think about 5 questions related to the job title. 
  • Switch tables clockwise when instructed.
  • Start interviewing for 8 minutes.
  • Decide if the person is approved or not.

Timetable Instructions

  • 10 minutes to think about the questions 
  • 7 minutes to prepare the questions; switch tables 
  • 3 minutes for interviewing and decision 
  • 10 minutes for conclusion and feedback
  • 10 minutes to encourage people to give more detailed answers to the questions


  • How did the interview go? 
  • Were the questions relevant? 
  • How do you feel after the interview? 
  • What is your feedback related to the body language of the fellow participant while answering the questions?

Possible alternatives

  • The pairs can be less than 7.
  • The topics of discussion can be changed depending on the subject and the target group.
  • Timelimit can be different depending on the time that is given.


  • Each participant should come up with five general interview questions.
  • They should avoid questions that can be answered with a simple “yes” or “no”.
  • Firstly, one of the participants interviews the other by acting as an employer.
  • Then, the other way around
  • In case the weather is bad: change the location and go inside.