6 Interview Types You Must Know as a Candidate

People are not aware of the multitude of concurrent interviews that divers greatly from the conventional style of interviewing. To find the perfect person with the correct skill sets for the right job, companies have greatly expanded their view on conducting interviews that contrast the traditional, one-on-one, discuss your strengths and weaknesses, bargaining for your salary type of interview (That’s old school!). Let us help you get acquainted with 6 types of interviews!

1. THE INFORMAL INTERVIEW

Similar to the convention of a traditional one-on-one setting. The atmosphere however, is very casual, allowing for the interviewer and interviewee to communicate more freely to allow for a more in-depth connection to be made.


2. A COMMITTEE INTERVIEW

This type of interview involves all or some of the key decision makers from the organisation to analyse and assess the candidate’s qualities from different points of view.


3. THE PERFORMANCE REVIEW

Role play! Using creativity and empathy to imagine a situation to perform specific task that would require candidates to evaluate and apply their given knowledge and skillsets.


4. CASE INTERVIEWS

Critical thinking! Potential candidates are given theoretical/ practical problems and are expected to solve it under a given time. This allows organisations to view how well you perform under pressure.


5. STRESSED INTERVIEWS

The kind of interview you wish you will never EVER get. Interviewers will do a series of actions to unnerve candidates to make them feel awkwardly uncomfortable and out of place. Long silences, irritating behaviours and repetitive questions are commonly used in these interviews. Candidates are required to keep calm and collected whilst handling these stressful conditions.


6. BEHAVIOUR BASED INTERVIEWS (Dropping the old and going with the new)

Interviewers will ask specific questions based on your past working etiquette. The objective of the interview is drop old habits and to adapt to new working environments! Learn what can still be used and what is broken. Adapt and succeed.