Yes! Please, everybody, steal this interview strategy.
Giving candidates control over the interview format helps level the power imbalance, which reduces anxiety and frees them up to do their best work.
I am a huge advocate for letting people know the interview material in advance, as well as asking directly, "have we seen you at your best today? How could we see your best work?"
Life is not a pop quiz, and if this would ruin your interview process then your interview sucks.
People are so, so, so averse to interviewing, and who wouldn't be? Having a bunch of strangers grill you looking for your weak points?
You can flip the script by being explicit: you are hiring them for their strengths, not their lack of weaknesses.
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