5 interview types you must know as an intervieweeArti Vadnerkar84|0Last Updated:10:00 am, September 15, 2012
Before you go on your interview, you should realize there are several common types of job interviews. You will definitely want to inquire what type of job interview you will be going on beforehand so you can best prepare for it.
This type of interview is pre planned wherein the questions to be asked, the order in which the questions will be asked, the time given to each candidate, the information to be collected from each candidate, etc. is all decided in advance. Most of the interviews happen in this format.
This interview is not planned and therefore is more flexible. These interviews are more relaxed and candidates are expected to express their interests, hobbies and so on along with the basic interview questions.
In group interviews, all candidates are interviewed in smaller groups which are similar to group discussions. Here the interviewer tries to find out which candidate influences others, who clarifies issues, who summarises the discussion, who speaks effectively and so on.
Panel means a selection committee or interview committee that is appointed for interviewing the candidates. The panel may include three or five members. They ask questions to the candidates about different aspects. They give marks to each candidate. The final decision will be taken by all members collectively by rating the candidates.
The purpose of this interview is to find out how a candidate behaves in a stressful situation. This includes purposely asking the candidate rapid questions, criticising his/her answers, interrupting him/her repeatedly, etc.
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