How to become an Interviewer

Interviewers assist market researchers to collect information by speaking with people face-to-face or over the telephone and recording (on questionnaires or in reports) the answers or details given by interviewees about the market research subject.

Personal requirements for an Interviewer

  • Pleasant and friendly manner
  • Enjoy talking to people
  • Curious nature
  • High level of motivation
  • Able to work as part of a team.

Duties & Tasks of an Interviewer

Interviewers may perform the following tasks:

  • Contact people and conduct surveys or provide self-completion questionnaires
  • Record answers to survey questions
  • Record the distribution of documents
  • Collect questionnaires and return documents to supervisors
  • Perform computer-assisted personal or telephone interviewing
  • Interview people at random in crowds or on the street
  • Code responses or check their consistency.

Working conditions for an Interviewer

Interviewers may have to work in the evenings or on weekends. They may work in a call centre.


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Interviewer

Interviewers assist market researchers to collect information by speaking with people face-to-face or over the telephone and recording (on questionnaires or in reports) the answers or details given by interviewees about the market research subject.

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