When you conduct an exit interview, bear in mind that Exit Interviews are actually quite different a context, than is an incoming interview. But some truths still remain about this very particular interview process. But first, the most stark different between this interview, and the incomign interview: the clean slate, or rather, the absence of the clean slate. Of course, with an exit, you’re dealing with an outgoing staff person or employee, and you have context; you’ve got a work history to work with; that is contrasted and opposed to, of course, an incoming employee, who does have that clean slate. So, then, the other blaring difference is going to be this: the exit will either be bitter and negative, or positive; in other words, the employee will be leaving on good terms, or bad. Now, the extent to how bad or good those terms are, will vary of course.