Group interviews are becoming more popular with employers these days for several reasons.
Firstly, it expedites the interviewing process. Instead of being at the employer for 4 hours meeting different people, or, even worse, having to come back for several rounds of interviews (which is tricky when you are working full time!), they can have all the key decision makers in the room interviewing collectively.
Secondly, it lets the panel interviewing you hear the same answers to interview questions at the same time, which means they can discuss their thoughts about your candidacy based on the same interview experience. And finally, group interviews let an employer see how well you do under pressure.
As far as preparing for a group interview, all the same basics for getting ready for a one-on-one interview apply. Study the company, expect to answer behavioral questions, and create a list of questions to ask in advance. There is only one additional factor however that should be considered when preparing for a group interview – and it also happens to be the most important.
Watch this brief video here to find out about it:
Group interviews can actually work in your favor, as long as you keep in mind that it’s up to you to show every member of the panel how your business-of-one will serve them well.
I hope that you’ve found this video useful. I’d love to hear your comments, so please leave them below!
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Margaret Buj is an Interview and Career Acceleration Coach who specializes in helping professionals get any job they want at their best ever salary. If you want to learn how recruiters read resumes, why you’re not getting hired, how to sell yourself successfully in an interview and how to negotiate your best salary yet, download her You’re HIRED! free video course.