10 Most Common Types Of Interviews You Should Know.

Before you go on your interview, you should realize there are several common types of job interviews. There are a variety of types of interviews that employers may conduct, including behavioral interviews, case interviews, group interviews, phone and video interviews, second interviews, and even interviews held during a meal. The following 10 examples are the most common types of interviews you can com across.


1.Β One On One Interview.

The traditional one on one interview is where you are interviewed by one representative of the company, most likely the manager of the position you are applying for. Because you will be working with this person directly if you get the job, he/she will want to get a feel for who you are and if your skills match those of the job requirements.

2. Panel Interview.

In a panel interview, you will be interviewed by a panel of interviewers. The panel may consist of different representatives of the company such as human resources, management, and employees. The reason why some companies conduct panel interviews is to save time or to get the collective opinion of panel regarding the candidate.

3. Behavioral Interview.

In a behavioral interview, the interviewer will ask you questions based on common situations of the job you are applying for. The logic behind the behavioral interview is that your future performance will be based on a past performance of a similar situation. You should expect questions that inquire about what you did when you were in XXX situation and how did you dealt with it.

4. Group Interview.

Many times companies will conduct a group interview to quickly prescreen candidates for the job opening as well as give the candidates the chance to quickly learn about the company to see if they want to work there. Many times, a group interview will begin with a short presentation about the company. After that, they may speak to each candidate individually and ask them a few questions.

5. Phone Interview.

A phone interview may be for a position where the candidate is not local or for an initial prescreening call to see if they want to invite you in for an in-person interview. You may be asked typical questions or behavioral questions.

6. Lunch Interview.

Many times lunch interviews are conducted as a second interview. The company will invite you to lunch with additional members of the team to further get to know you and see how you fit in. This is a great time to ask any questions you may have about the company or positionΒ as well, so make sure you prepare your questions in advance.

7. CaseΒ Interview.

During a case interview, the interviewee is given a business scenario and asked to manage the situation. The business scenario is usually one that the interviewee would likely encounter while working for the company. However, interviewer may also ask IQ questions or give brain teasers that do not relate directly to the company.

8. Competency Based Interview.

Competency based interviews require interviewees to give specific examples of times in which they demonstrated particular skills or attitudes. In addition to the general interview questions applicants are typically asked at job interviews there are also job specific interview questionsΒ that candidates will be expected to answer.

9. Mock Interview.

A mock interview provides you with an opportunity to practice for an interview and receive feedback. The questions asked during a mock interview are typically the more generalΒ employer interview questions that are asked during a first round or screening interview.

10. Final Interview.

The final interview is the last step in the interview process and the last interview you find out whether or not you will get a job offer

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