5 Different Types Of Interviews

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Screening. Panel. Stress. Case. Beauty Parade.

These are five different types of jobs interviews you may encounter. Each one is looking for something a little unique about you.

Here are some quick tips on how to spot which is which, and ways to prepare.

Mark Swartz - CareerActivist.com
Monster.ca's National Career Coach

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5 Different Types Of Interviews

  1. 1. Employee & Job-Seeker Tip <br />5 <br />DIFFERENT<br />TYPES<br />OF JOB<br />INTERVIEWS<br /> Mark Swartz, <br /> Career Coach<br />
  2. 2. 1<br />.<br />SCREENING<br />INTERVIEW<br />
  3. 3. 1. SCREENING INTERVIEW<br /><ul><li>Before you even get asked in for an interview, you might receive an initial phone call from the employer
  4. 4. It could be one of their Human Resources people wanting to ask you a series of questions that will help them decide if they want to bring you in for a face- to- face discussion or not
  5. 5. So be alert and on your best behaviour when your phone rings</li></li></ul><li>2<br />.<br />PANEL <br />INTERVIEW<br />
  6. 6. 2. PANEL INTERVIEW<br /><ul><li> Imagine having two, three, or more people interviewing you all at once
  7. 7. That’s what a panel interview is all about. It gives the employer multiple opinions about you
  8. 8. Your goal is to engage each member of the panel when answering a question. Start by making eye contact with the person who has posed the query. Then gradually shift your focus to each of the other panel members while continuing to answer the question </li></li></ul><li>3<br />.<br />STRESS <br />INTERVIEW<br />
  9. 9. 3. STRESS INTERVIEW<br /><ul><li>You’ve been given an “in-basket” full of tasks. The interviewer gives you 20 minutes to sort through the tasks and put them in priority
  10. 10. Or part way through the session, your interviewer suddenly starts asking two or three questions a time, glaring at you when you try to answer, then suddenly gets up and walks out for a few minutes – no explanation supplied
  11. 11. Chances are you’re being stress-interviewed. The employer puts you under pressure to see how you react. You show them what you’re made of by keeping your cool. The more they continue to apply the tension, the calmer you become</li></li></ul><li>4<br />.<br />CASE<br />INTERVIEW<br />
  12. 12. 4. CASE INTERVIEW<br /><ul><li>The employer gives you a problem or topic for which you must prepare a presentation, either before arriving or directly on the spot
  13. 13. They want to see how you communicate your ideas in front of a small group and think on your feet
  14. 14. That’s why you do your homework and show up ready to perform. Keep in mind who your audience is, what they might be expecting to hear, and the time limit you’ve been given to make your pitch</li></li></ul><li>5<br />.<br />BEAUTY <br />PARADE<br />
  15. 15. 5. BEAUTY PARADE<br /><ul><li>Sometimes the employer has decided to hire you, but asks you back just to meet a few more people
  16. 16. Typically their objective is to make certain they haven’t missed any obvious shortcomings that others might see in you
  17. 17. You’re now in a beauty parade. Show up dressed professionally as usual, be enthusiastic, tell them again that you want this job, and don’t give them a single reason to reconsider giving you the job offer. These sessions tend to last no more than a half hour each</li></li></ul><li>more on this topic:<br />Different Types Of Interviews<br />more career advice:<br />http://career-advice.monster.ca<br />join us on:<br />

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