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interviewee

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌɪntəvjuˈiː/
HR, WORKPLACE a person who answers questions in an interview to see whether they are suitable for a job or course: The right questions will enable you to discover whether the interviewee has all the necessary qualities for the job.
MARKETING a person who answers questions in an interview about a product or service, to find out what they think about it: The first interviewee was a single male with no children.
COMMUNICATIONS a person who is asked questions in an interview for a newspaper article, television show, etc.: In general, actors are the most difficult interviewees.
(Definition of interviewee from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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