Every candidate has a unique story to tell, but most interview processes don’t effectively reveal it.
A properly structured interview can give you a window into how candidates think about their career. Some candidates think they are the victim of a long series of unfortunate events. Some candidates weave a heroic tale about their career, where they struggled mightily against their villainous bosses or doltish coworkers.
Sometimes the hero overcomes the obstacles, learns a lesson, and reaches a new level of self-awareness. But sometimes the heroes fail in their heroic quest, so they quit to find a new job … and then continue to find a new job every 18 months after that.