The job Interview may take several forms and to be successful, a job seeker must fare well in each of them. Here are some common types of Job Interviews –
Panel Interview – is usually conducted by 2 or more people who are part of the panel. When appearing for such an interview, you must remember to look at the person who asked you a question while answering it. In between, you should also look at the other members in the panel. The panelists may have a list of questions ready and each one of them may ask you the same one by one.
Face To Face Interview – One-On-One – Such an interview is conducted from beginning to end by a single person and this person may be responsible for interviewing each individual candidate who
has appeared for the interview. Eventually the interviewer may choose the most suitable candidate among all the candidates.
Telephonic Interview – Such an interview is conducted over the phone. Though the interview cannot see you, they will be listening to you carefully to understand how confident you are and your ability to talk fluently over the telephone, So be calm, composed and confident while speaking to them. It is good practice to keep a copy of the same resume that has been sent to the interviewer so that you can refer to it while being questioned. Remember to speak clearly and try to obtain more information about the position you are interviewing for.
Second Interview – Those who clear the first round of interview may be called for a second. This is your second significant step towards qualifying for the job. Hence, prepare yourself well before appearing for this interview.
Group Interview – is usually conducted with several candidates together who have applied for the same position. Questions are put to the group and candidates are expected to voice their opinions in a group. This will display your confidence to speak within a group as well as your leadership and team building skills.
Lunch Interview – Such an interview is conducted over lunch or dinner and tests the candidate’s social skills.