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INTERVIEWING

What is interview
Aninterviewisaconversationbetweentwoor
morepeoplewherequestionsareaskedbythe
interviewertoelicitfactsorstatementsfromthe
interviewee.
Aneasywaytogatherinformation.
Facetofacemeetingbetweentheinterviewer
andtheinterviewee.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF INTERVIEWS

Faceto-faceinterview
Telephoneinterview
Panelinterview
Groupinterview
Sequentialinterview
Face-to-face interview ameetingbetween
theinterviewerandtheinterviewee.

Telephone Interview -companiesrequest


aninitialtelephoneinterviewbeforeinviting
youinforafacetofacemeetinginorderto
getabetterunderstandingofthetypeof
candidateyouare.
The Panel Interview -involvesanumberofpeople
sittingasapanelwithoneasachairperson.
popularwithinthepublicsector.

Group Interview -Severalcandidatesarepresentatthis


typeofinterview.
Youwillbeaskedtointeractwitheachotherbyusually
agroupdiscussion.
Youmightevenbegivenatasktodoasateam,somake
sureyouspeakupandgiveyouropinion.
METHODS OF HANDLING
INTERVIEWS
Case Method/ Fishbowl Interaction -jobseekersareaskedto
resolveareal-worldbusinessproblemassociatedwiththe
company.
requirestheuseofanalyticalskills,andanabilitytoboth
identifykeybusinessissuesandpresentastructured
problem-solvingmethodology
enablestheapplicanttoshowcasehowheorshewould
actuallyperforminthepositionbyusingrelevantskillsfrom
businessacumentoproblemsolving,analysis,brainstorming,
strategicplanning,communication,andcreativity.
HOW TO HANDLE CASE INTERVIEW
Remaincalmandrecallwhattheinterviewerislookingforinthe
interviewee.
Youshouldbrieflyconsiderthetypeofpositionforwhichyouare
applyingandthespecificqualificationsandresponsibilitiesfor
thatposition.
Researchonthecompanypriortotheinterviewwillbe
significantlybeneficialtowardpreparingforspecificchallenge
issues.
Often,manycompaniesthatperformcaseinterviewingprovide
detailsontheirWebsitesaboutthepractice,andyoushouldnot
overlookavisittothecompanysWebsite.
HOW TO HANDLE AN INTERVIEW
Arrive10to15minutespriortothemeeting
Respecteveryoneyoumeet.
Wearformalattire
Greettheinterviewer(s)
Shakehandsfirmly
Researchaboutthecompanyandthepositionyouare
applyingfor
Prepareyouranswersresearchtypicalinterview
BEHAVIORIAL INTERVIEW
Whatisabehavioralinterview?
interviewbasedondiscoveringhowtheintervieweeacted
inspecificemployment-relatedsituations.
howyoubehavedinthepastwillpredicthowyouwill
behaveinthefuturei.e.pastperformancepredictsfuture
performance.

Example : Tell me about a time when you had to juggle


priorities to meet a deadline.
GROUP ASSIGNMENT 20 % -Presentation on Friday

3inagroup/pairwork

Conductajobinterview

Chooseoneoftheinterviewsdiscussedintheclass

Videotapetheinterview/Performtheinterviewintheclass

Preparepowerpointpresentationon:

1. Differenttypesofinterviews

2. Methodsofhandlinginterviews