I have been recruiting for 15+ years and my phone calls/screens and interviews have changed very little... mine is a friendly conversation style and not at all like a traditional interview.
No “tell me a time when” questions.
And no “gotcha” questions.
I don’t have a series of questions I ask everyone. I don’t have “check boxes”.
More like baking a cake from scratch. I know what is needed but each time things are a little different.
Choose your adventure may be a better way to describe it.
This year I started asking a very basic question and one that until the past 18 months or so I could not answer well or at least not with conviction:
What do you want?
Not as in the usual five years from now where do you see yourself type of a question but a sincere, serious and fundamental question.
Can you answer it?