Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Types of Job Interviews

Job interviews can take several forms. It is essential to be prepared for each.
  • Direct Interview: This interview generally just involves the candidate and the hiring manager. It is a relatively rigid format during which the hiring manager relies upon straightforward questions.
  • Behavioral Interview: The behavioral interview focuses more on the candidate’s problem-solving skills, leadership, conflict resolution, stress management, etc. The questions are usually phrased as “Tell me about a time when…” or “What would you do if…” 
  • Group Interview: Employers use group interviews to gauge how well candidates interact with each other. Although interviewing with other candidates may be overwhelming, if you stay aware of the interviewer to make sure you don’t miss out on any important signals, you may prove to be a viable candidate.
  • Panel Interview: A panel interview consists of several representatives of the organization. Their job is to judge what you say as well as your actions. The best way to "master" such an interview is to remain calm at all times and be mindful of your body language, the words you speak, and the meaning those words give. 
Until next time ...


Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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