of people involved and purpose of the interview Concepts Applications The types

Of people involved and purpose of the interview

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of people involved and purpose of the interview. Concepts & Applications The types of interviews can be classified as follows: 1. Based on Structure of Interview: a. Structured Interview: In this kind of interview, the interviewer askes a particular set of questions in a predetermined order to check who has the basic capability to go through with the job and who doesn’t. It allows comparison of different candidates on the same set of questions. b. Open-ended Interview: The interviewer adapts his idea of interviewing mostly based on the responses given by the interviewee. An open-ended interview is like a conversation, but one should be focused and professional while answering to the interviewer. 2. Based on Number of People involved in the interview: a. Panel Interview: This type of interview occurs between a group of interviewers and one interviewee. Here, one has to be able to fulfill all the criteria of the panelists and must always keep in mind that the perspective of different interviewers is different and must answer in such a way that the criteria required by all interviewers is satisfied. b. Group Interview: This interview consists of one or more interviewer communicating with a group of interviewees. The main aim of this interview is to determine whether the prospective employee is a team player or not. In this situation, one has to show the depth of one’s knowledge along with coordinating with the team. 3. Based on the Purpose of the Interview: a. Behavioral Interview: The interviewer asks the interviewee questions related to certain incidents/experiences in your past. Behavioral questions require candidates to answer to specific situations/experiences. One needs to review the previous work experiences or college experiences so that he can answer to situations created by the interviewer. One must review the decisions taken by him in his past experiences that can be related to the applied job. b. Situational interview: This interview is based on examining how one would adjust and a handle a hypothetical situation in the job. The situations are mostly related to the situations in the job that one might face. So, one must know about the position he/she is applying for in the organization. c. Working Interview: The interviewees are provided a job-related activity like presentation, solving a business problem, a brain storming session, etc. This is the most realistic type of job interview and makes it easier for the interviewer to select a prospective employee based on whether he/she can perform the job.
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d. Stress Interview: The interviewers ask questions that unsettles the interviewee and is subjected to long periods of silence, criticism, interruptions and hostile reactions by the interviewer. This helps in determining how well one can handle a stressful situation closely related to the job. Conclusion Although there are various types of interview one might face for employment, one must always keep in mind that the interviewer can go through different types of interviews at the same time. The main aim of the interview is to analyze the requirements of the interviewer/s and answer accordingly. The interview should not be unidirectional and flow of information and questions should be from both sides. The interviewee must also ask questions related to the job profile so that he/she can determine whether the job being applied for is the suitable one based on his dreams and objectives.
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  • Winter '20
  • ms.pratiksha seth
  • Semi-structured interview, Writer

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