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Different Types of Interviews

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Behavioral Interviews

Behavior-based interviewing is used by employers to evaluate a candidate’s past behaviors and experiences to help them determine their potential for success. The basic premise behind this style of interviewing is this: the most accurate predictor of future performance is past performance in a similar situation.

Group Interviews

In a group interview situation, there are usually several job candidates who are interviewed at the same time as a group. This format of interviewing can be useful for employers to screen candidates into the next round of interviewing by observing which candidates stand out above the rest.

Panel Interviews

In a panel interview, typically there is one job candidate who is interviewed by a panel of two or more people at one time.

Phone Interviews

Phone interviews are also a good way for employers to screen the initial pool of applicants to determine who they want to come in for an in-person interview.

Informational Interviews

If you want to learn more about a specific occupation or organization, informational interviewing is a great way to start.

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