Nov 30, 2019 - 11:38 AM
Group interviews are more efficient than having multiple interviews with one person at a time. The group interview can reduce the time it takes to identify and select a candidate. It saves companies time and money.
You might be surprised to see other people in the group interview (although in most cases you will be told in advance of the interview how many people you will interview with). Try to avoid registering emotion (like surprise) if you find yourself in a group interview with no advance notice. Instead, remain balanced and calm.
Group interviews can be thought of in terms of an audition because you are meeting a number of strangers, and it can be a bit stressful. If you do well in the group interview, you will likely be invited back for an interview in which you will be the only candidate. Make sure that you leave a positive impression in the group interview by behaving courteously and professionally with everyone you encounter. Be confident, friendly and open. As you likely already know, first impressions are lasting ones.