Masterclass Methods – seven types of job interviews


Probably the most important thing to remember about the job is when you get past the Human Resources people interviewing you are probably fans of the interview. They are pros at what their responsibility is great than hiring new employees constitutes only 2% – 5% of what they do. It means that if you are ready to have a pretty good chance to subtly control Interview with the questions that you ask and how you structure again.

Here are some of the types of interviews expect to encounter. Each takes a slightly different type of preparation and methods.

1. Standard interview. This is the type of job that you probably expect. It is mostly a “getting to know you” walk through the background, perhaps by a new phone. If you really are in a face to face interview opportunities are better than the 90% they already know that you can do the job so this interview has as its primary objective to check if the chemistry works. Can you match the culture? Are you the type of person that fits well in our team?

2. Behavioral Interview. This type of interview is the exception to the amateur rule – most responsible for behavioral interviews have received special training to make behavioral interviews. Often these interviews are conducted by two people with one asking questions and one comment on your answers and, possible, that gives you a numerical score. For companies committed to conduct an interview, this is a hurdle you have to get over but it is rarely one interview. You are more likely to encounter occasional behavioral questions in standard interviews.

3. Panel Interview. This type of interview may be conducted only because of scheduling efficiency but it has more meaning to track how you interact with a group of co-workers (either the team you will be part of or inter-departmental people you will interact with), or to monitor promotion style. In any case, be sure to make eye contact with everyone and as many of the panel as possible in your answer. And all of them get an individual thank you note.

4. Sequential Panel Interview. This is when they sit in the hall and send anywhere from 3 to 6 or 8 people in to interview you one by one. There are two keys to this type of interview. The first is stability – get plenty of rest the night before and did not intend to do anything that night. And second – if you use a success story of one person and the same, from another perspective, it is appropriate to talk to another person, say another number that you’ve already discussed this situation from another angle and with every so when they offer their books, they will not be confused.

5. Technical Interview. Obviously, this type of interview is given if you are interviewing for technical positions. However, it can also happen to look professional acumen in any profession. This interview will not usually get you the job, but it will definitely get you out if you do not show the skills of the interviewer knows is necessary for the position.

6. Social Interview. This is especially common type of interview for all business development or sales position. If you must communicate with customers or prospects in public, the potential employer wants to know how you perform in a business social environment. Remember, this is still an interview and act accordingly. Do not order anything sloppy (this is not the time for spaghetti or steamed crabs) and be very aware of such behavior. If any such orders alcoholic drinks, participate in, but just take Token sips.

7. Approval Interview. This interview is just to check that the head of the boss does not take a moment and a strong aversion to you. Here, even more than elsewhere, the important goal is to create chemistry, chemistry, chemistry. This person can say “yes” or “no” to come on board, but is probably not very interested in the details. The best way to deal with this interview is to follow the lead of the interviewer is.

Regardless of the type of interview you encounter, the bottom line is chemistry. If they like you they will overlook all kinds of slope, but if they do not they could walk on water and they would not care.


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