What Is an Interview Score Sheet?

An interview score sheet is a tool used by hiring managers to evaluate job candidates as they give responses to interview questions. A typical score sheet is set up so the interviewer assigns a candidate a numerical value for each question to reflect the relative quality of the candidate’s answer.

A score allows the hiring manager to track each candidate’s performance objectively. After several interviews, the score sheet serves as a useful comparison tool. Human resource departments often develop or review score sheets to ensure they meet fairness standards. It’s important that the same score sheet and scoring system is used for each candidate to avoid discrimination claims.