An improved hiring process would benefit most UX teams, but hiring managers have much to consider when deciding how to interview UXR candidates. How many stages of interviews? What are the best activities at each stage? Should we do portfolio reviews, take-home projects, neither, or both? How long should the process take? The interview process is critical to all involved; hiring managers need an approach that accurately assesses a candidate’s skills, and candidates need an opportunity to demonstrate their experience that respects their time. In this presentation, we will review data collected from UXR job-seekers and hiring managers, inspect trends and attitudes of both groups, present an illustrative overview of the “average” UXR interview process, and discuss the implications our findings have for your team.