You'll encounter different types of interviews as you apply for jobs and internships. You'll most likely have a one-on-one interview. Still, it's a good idea to speak with your interviewer beforehand to see if you'll be having an in-person interview, phone interview, group interview, web interview or lunch interview.
In-Person Interview An in-person, or behavioral-based interview, can last about 45 minutes to a couple of hours, though some take a full workday or more. You’ll be asked to share:
Phone Interview Phone interviews are a way for job recruiters to thin out the pile. Their job is to get the number of applicants reduced to a manageable number. So your voice is all you have to make the best impression. Here are some tips for handling yourself during a phone interview:
Group InterviewGroup interviews let employers see how you behave and interact with others. Typically, the group is provided with a hypothetical situation and asked how they would solve it. You are being observed for how you communicate, so here are some things to keep in mind:
Web InterviewEmployers use video interviews more and more often, because it’s fast and cost effective. To prepare yourself for a video interview, follow these guidelines:
Interview Over a Meal Lunch interviews let employers see how you react and behave in public. This is your chance to prove that when you interact with clients, you’ll represent your company well. Keep the following dining tips in mind: