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13 Types of Job Interview

13 Types of Job Interview

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13 Types Of Job Interview

13 types of job interview

1. Screening Interview
Screening Interview may be conducted online or by reviewing application forms of candidates. Phone call may also be a mean of screening potential candidates. The purpose of this task is to make a candidate pool including those who qualify certain criteria and to make next interview phases easier and less candidates. Questions may be asked during this step; however, main details should only be included in your resume. Job interview related: ‡ Screening interview tips.

2. Phone Interview
The goal of phone interview is to make a short-list of potential candidates for the job and for faceto-face interview process. Another goal is that it is more convenient if the employer wishes to recruit those who are far from the company and therefore, coming to the company for a direct interview shall be difficult and costly. Job interview related: ‡ Phone interview tips. ‡ Phone interview questions.

3. Stress interview
Stress Interview is such a technique that may be very hard for candidates but very effective in recruiting those excellent candidates who can handle a job of high pressure. The interviewers may make some ³unreasonable´ requests such as asking the candidates to come earlier, do many things at the same time, asking them difficult questions« and observe their reaction. Job interview related: ‡ Stress interview tips. ‡ Stress interview questions.

4. Group Interview
A group of interviewers (some may call it a panel) includes managers, supervisors, senior employees, human resource personnel, or even employees of the same department. Each of these shall make different questions when the discussion among the group of candidates finishes. Job interview related: ‡ Group interview tips. ‡ Group interview questions.

5. Panel Interview
In a Panel Interview, the candidates shall be asked a series of questions by each of panel members. Since the candidates are supposed to answer a number of questions and deal with a number of interviewers, the panel may observe how well such candidates can handle in future stressful situations. Job interview related: ‡ Panel interview tips.

6. Lunch (Breakfast) Interview
In general sense, lunch interview can be considered as the same as a regular held interview. The only difference is that lunch interview is more casual and as a result, you must behave formally in such a casual circumstance. Your manner is being observed carefully by the interviewers. So don¶t let yourself out of the main track. This is an interview rather than a normal meal. Job interview related: ‡ Lunch interview tips.

7. Behavioral Interview

12. personal interview. Each of follow-up interviews is like a short screening interview. And then you get the job. ‡ T = Task: identify the goals you wish to achieve. An important task of the interviewers in such an interview is to direct the candidates¶ presentation of their skills and abilities toward past experience. If the candidates were able to handle such similar situations in the past. The number of candidates shall be reduced gradually until there is only enough making a short list of potential ones. ‡ R = Result: what is the result you expect? Job interview related: ‡ Behavioral interview tips. Logic. in which: ‡ S = Situation: describe the situation. Job interview related: ‡ Case interview tips. definitely. ‡ Behavioral interview questions 8. Just keep your patience for this final step and you will have what you wish for. etc. you will be interviewed by the decision-maker of the whole recruitment process (a director. in accordance with priority of important to the job. common sense and calculation skills are necessary in a case interview. In this phase. You may meet with different interviewers including the HR manager. Informational Interview . Final Selection Interview Normally. Final selection interview. STAR is short for a procedure. or at least were able to develop a solution to such situations from failure in the past. Such situation is normally relevant to the business of the company and the candidates are supposed to use their analytic skills to deal with this. Professional and Friendliness are crucial to succeed in this interview. is as important as the previous two phases. 11. 9. that means that you have certain skills and abilities that qualified for the job and your chance is very high now. you will finish only ³Screening´ Phase of the recruitment process. Only a few candidates may go until this final phase. and final interview. Critical skills and proper behavior are needed for each candidate. One-on-One Interview If you are taking a one-on-one interview. So. ‡ Situational interview questions. your job is now trying to persuade this person that you are the most suitable candidate for the job and to develop his or her support. Only one interviewer (usually the one who shall determine you are employed or not) shall talk with you personally. deputy director«). The employers make up a situation which the candidates are required to resolve. you don¶t have to worry too much as you have win the other two. Politeness. When you pass the interviews by these people. So. Follow-up Interviews Follow-up interviews are a series of interviews which you have to take continuously before getting to a personal interview. Case Interview or Situational Interview Case Interview is a rather popular interviewing technique used by many employers. director. So be confident and patient as there is a long way to go. head of department. especially those in consulting or financial firms like banks. a recruitment process is divided into 3 phases: screening interview. certainly.Behavioral Interview involves a number of open-ended questions raised by the interviewers with purposes to find out about the candidates¶ past behavior and determine which the outcome may possible be in the future. 10. ‡ A = Action: determine the action you should perform to reach such goals. those may be suitable for current job.

Explain what has disappointed you most about a previous job? . Tell me about your ability to work under pressure? 35. Informational Interview is like a career opportunity meeting rather than a regular held recruitment interview. Structured Interview is very helpful in screening phase ofrecruitment process. Do you know anyone who works for us? 13. What is your philosophy towards work? 24. Tell me about yourself? 2. Why do you want to work here? 6. Do you consider yourself successful? 19. What are you looking for in a job? 16. If you had enough money to retire right now. What have you done to improve your knowledge in the last year? 20. The candidates shall be those who ask questions while the employers shall answer. What are your the greatest weakness? 4. What kind of person would you refuse to work with? 32. What kind of salary are you looking for? 11. 50 Interview Questions And Answers 50 typical interview questions and answers You can ref them by clicking links below: 1. Are you willing to work overtime? 17. What is more important to you: the money or the work? 31. The result then shall be collected and compared to select out those who are most qualified for the job. The candidates are required to answer samequestionnaire. Questions are usually about job requirements. Have you ever had to fire anyone? 23.Informational Interview a meeting between potential candidates and a number of employers from different companies. Are you applying for other jobs? 9. Why should we hire you? 14. What are your career goals? 7. What do you know about our organization? 10. 13. Tell me about a suggestion you have made? 28. What irritates you about co-workers? 30. What do co-workers say about you? 8. What experience do you have in this field? 18. would you? 25. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization? 27. recruitment policies or similarities. Tell me about a problem you had with a supervisor? 34. Why do you think you would do well at this job? 29. What Is Your Dream Job? 15. Have you ever been asked to leave a position? 26. Structured Interview Structured Interview (or some may call standardized interview) is an interviewing technique which bases on a survey method. Describe your work ethic? 21. Why are you leaving this position? 5. job opportunities. What would your previous supervisor say your strongest point is? 33. How long would you expect to work for us if hired? 12. What are your greatest strengths? 3. Are you a team player? 22.

especially about your experience. 9. 5. 13. Describe your management style? 42. Be confident while speaking. The interview may last up to 2 hours. 11. 3. Do you have any questions for me? 5 Interview Tips Interview is the chance for you to prove yourself to the employer. Be polite. Remember to shake hand with the interviewers first. Don¶t make any answer longer than 1-2 minutes. Don¶t talk bad on the back about your former employers or colleagues. 20. I would like to provide you here with some tips to help have a successful interview: Preparation Before the Interview 1. Arrive at the location of interview at least 15 minutes earlier. 12. 10. Express a sincere interest in the job and enthusiasm to work for the company. 2. There are certain behaviors t at shouldn¶t h be done in an interview such as leaning forward or looking around distractedly. Find as much information about the company you are applying in as possible. What qualities do you look for in a boss? 48. 17. 19. What position do you prefer on a team working on a project? 50. Focus your experience on the benefit it may bring to the new job. 4. 15. What have you learned from mistakes on the job? 43. Do you have any blind spots? 44. Therefore. Are you willing to put the interests of the organization ahead of your own? 41. . How do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience? 47. 8. what would you look for? 45. Do your skills match this job or another job more closely? 38. Practice answering common questions which are normally asked during an interview. What motivates you to do your best on the job? 37. Don¶t hesitate to ask if you don¶t hear clearly the questions or if you wish to know anything else. How would you know you were successful on this job? 39. Do you think you are overqualified for this position? 46. 18. 7. Would you be willing to relocate if required? 40. Don¶t interrupt while the interviewers are speaking. Turn off cell phone and don¶t chew gum during an interview. So make sure you plan your time carefully to avoid rushing. 16. Be honest and sincere. Identify your short-term and long-term goals. list them down to mention in the interview. don¶t keep your hands full holding anything. Listen carefully and attentively. 49. Tell me about a time when you helped resolve a dispute between others. Talk positively for negative characteristics. mentioning other skills of yours relating to one that you are weak. Try to narrate more interestingly. For example. 21. Don¶t just simply answer YES or NO. abilities or skills. confident and relaxed. Pay attention to your body language and behavior. Make careful-thinking and organized answers. 14. Keep your eye contact and don¶t lie while answering their questions.36. Tips During the Interview 6. Have a copy of your resume and reference letter with you before going to the interview. If you were hiring a person for this job. Use the names in which the interviewers introduce about themselves to address them.

benefit.22. use them to your advantages and talk about how well you can balance between personal life and work. 25. Tips After the Interview 24. Thank the interviewers by their names. When you are asked about personal life. work leave. Write a post-interview thank you letter. Express your interest in the interview and the opportunity of working for the company. Other interview sources: ‡ 50 interview questions and answers ‡ 13 types of job interview ‡ 25 interview tips . Leave such issues as salary. etc. to the end of the interview or to when the interviewers ask. 23.

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