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Different types of job interviews

Types of job interviews that take place in corporate environment



There are several different types of job interviews, and different ways to prepare for each. You should enquire about what type of job interview you’ll be going through in order to be ready before-hand. We’ve listed down a few basic interview types below,  that will help you crack the interview.

One-on-one’s: This is the traditional type of interview where you will probably face a representative from the organization and the HR manager. This is usually followed by another round with more people.

Panel Interviews: In this type of interview, you will be facing a panel of interviewers. It may consist of different representatives from different departments of the company. The main reason this type of interview is popular is because of the time saved as the panel can then make a collective decision on the candidate. Each member of this panel may ask you questions relevant to their position and yours.

Behavioural Interviews: Questions asked in this type of interview will be based on common situations faced in the job you apply for. This is mainly done to assess how professionally you will handle those situations.

Group Interviews: Many a times, companies conduct group interviews to quickly pre-screen candidates for a job opening. At the interview, they pose a question or have a discussion about a certain topic in order to determine the best from the rest. Prevalent in campus placements, these interviews usually start with a short deck about the company.

Telephonic/Skype Interviews: Usually for a position where the candidate isn’t available locally, this is one kind of pre-screening process. If they are impressed then – the employers might call you in for a personal interview. Expect behavioural questions and make sure you’re in a quiet room while speaking to them.

If you’re still unsure of what form your interview will take, including the tasks involved then simply contact the recruiter for more clarification.