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The most-used method of choosing a candidate for a job is the one-to-one or the panel interview.
However, the table below describes different interview types and their pluses and minuses.
interview type format advantages disadvantages one to one candidate is
one interviewer easy to organize.
Appropriate if candidate
is interviewed by
future boss very subjective –
all depends on the
assessment of one
person. All or nothing
– can be unfair panel candidate answers
questions in front of
an interview panel interview panel hears
the answers to the same
questions. Usually able
to interview several
candidates during a
morning or afternoon.
Easy to compare a number
of different candidates can be highly
intimidating for the
candidate. Difficult for
the candidate to relax serial candidate undergoes
a series of one-to-one
interviews. Usually in
Interviewers then meet
to share their
impressions gives the candidate a
feel for the organization
and different personalities.
Candidate more relaxed
and open complicated to
may have very different
perceptions group /
task-based a group of candidates
is given a task to
the task and make
notes about the
candidates’ performance provides a guide to
style and leadership
potential. More revealing
of character than a more
traditional interview an artificial situation.
People are aware of
may attempt to dominate –
or be afraid of seeming
too dominant STRUCTURE TABOO QUESTIONS Some interviewers prefer to use the same
questions for different candidates: clearly, this
is a way of being fairer or more objective.
Other interviewers favour a less structured
approach, and treat the interview as a
conversation which may take some interesting
avenues. A sensible approach is probably to
have a certain number of questions which
remain the same. This would permit a certain
flexibility, which could give important insights
into the different candidates. In many countries it is illegal to ask questions
which touch too much on a candidate’s private
life. Questions relating to personal
circumstances (marriage status) or religion
would be prohibited. See the ProFile Student’s site: www.oup.com/elt/profile EXIT INTERVIEWS
Exit interviews are used when someone leaves a
company. For organizations which are worried
about retaining their staff, an exit interview can
provide a useful insight into problem areas.
Although once it has reached this stage, it is too
late to prevent the person leaving.
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- Exit interview, different candidates