Different types of job interview

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When it comes to holding job interviews, there are a number of things to consider. From the interview space to the questioning technique, each part of your job interview can have an impact on the job candidate, and the useful information you can find out. But what about the type of interview you host? Different types of job interview can be useful for different situations and here at Colbern Limited, as leading recruitment experts, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about different job interview types.

What are the different types of job interview for employers to consider?

Different types of job interview can be useful for different industries, and for putting your candidate through their paces. This can include:

  • One to one or an interview panel- this is probably the most common type of job interview, as it involves a face to face meeting with your candidate, where you will ask them a series of employment related questions. This is a good opportunity to get to know your candidate and find out more information about their relevant skills and experience required for the job.
  • Group interview- a group interview is a less common type of job interview and it can be more difficult to run and organise. Ensuring all your candidates have an equal chance to shine, or make the opportunity for themselves, can be a challenge. But this is great for jobs in public facing industries, where communication in difficult situations is essential.
  • Work based activity- a work based activity is an important part of the interview process for some industries and professions, including teaching. This involves completing a work based task, while being evaluated and monitored.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at Colbern Limited.