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Types of Job Interviews

I would appreciate any help that I can get with the following discussion question:

1. Describe three types of job interviews and then discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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1. Directed (Traditional) One-on-One Interviews

? In a one-on-one interview, it has been established that you have the skills and education necessary for the position. The interviewer wants to see if you will fit in with the company, and how your skills will complement the rest of the department.
? The interviewee's goal in a one-on-one interview is to establish rapport with the interviewer and show him or her that your qualifications will benefit the company. (http://www.jobsearch-in-canada.com/JObInterviews.htm)
? The interviewers have a definite plan for the interaction and you must follow it.
? They likely ask the same questions of every applicant so follow their lead listen carefully and answer questions fully.
? At the end of the interview, supply information you think is important but that they did not ask, ask your own questions about the company, and ask when the selection process will be completed. (http://hubpages.com/hub/The_Top_10_Types_of_Job_Interviews)

Advantages

? Allows observations of verbal and nonverbal behavior
? Face-to-face allows for questions and follow-up questions for clarification.

Disadvantages

? Should be used with other types, or it might limit the information collected.

2. Behavioral Interviews

? Behavioral interviewing (BI) is considered to be a way to evaluate a candidate's potential for success by assessing performance in similar situations.
? Employers believe that past behavior is the best predictor for future success.
? Behavioral interviewing operates on the premise that the most accurate predictor of future performance is past performance in similar situations.
? The purpose of BI is to best match the candidate's skills, competencies and motives with the requirements and success factors of the position.

? Here, interviewers use a set of questions related to specific job skills.
? Applicants are asked about problem-solving skills, leadership, conflicts, initiative etc.
? TIPS: Practice talking about you skills and qualifications that fit the new job.
? Think about your work, ...

Solution Summary

Through example and discussion, this solution describes three types of job interviews and then discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each. References and links for further research are also provided.

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