Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tips for Success in Group Interviews

Interviews are often a one-on-one experience or a panel setting where you meet with several members of the company at the same time. However, there are many companies out there that use the group interview concept to screen and select candidates.

The group interview is used to evaluate how the candidate interacts in a group setting. They are used evaluate your social and communication skills and they look at how you can stand out from the crowd in that group setting. They can be a fun and exciting experience and provide valuable insight into the company's culture. Use these tips to ensure your success.

  • Don't treat the other candidates as competition - even though they really are. Instead of competing with the other candidates, treat them as you would potential co-workers.
  • Make eye contact with the other candidates as you answer your questions. Compliment others' answers and point out areas that you have in common. Use their answers as a springboard to add information of your own.
  • Don't hog the spotlight. Give other people time to speak and answer questions. It is never a good idea to make yourself look good at the expense of others.
  • Try to be the best dressed in the room. Pay special attention to your attire, your grooming, and your body language to make a positive impression.
  • Evaluate the other candidates and find a way to set yourself apart from the crowd. You do not want to blend or fit into the crowd, you want to subtly set yourself apart.

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