What to expect during the Practical Interview and the Panel Interview – Part V
This week’s article includes advice for preparing for the Practical Interview and the Panel Interview
Sep 8, 2010
The Practical/ Audition Interview
Everyone prefers to “try before they buy”. Recruiters would often ask the candidate to demonstrate their skills before they make a hiring decision. Thus, the interviewer would ask you to play out a hypothetical situation in order to evaluate your skills, qualifications and practical application of your knowledge. For example, you could be asked to do a sales pitch for a new product.
This interview, although could be intimidating at first glance, is in fact a great opportunity for you to shine through with your practical skills in interactive ways that are familiar to you. Moreover, it could be the factor that could set you ahead of the rest of the candidates with equal (or even better) qualifications on paper.
In order to best perform during a Practical Interview, we advise:
• Prepare well in advance. Even if you will be simulating something you are very comfortable with, there could always be surprises.
Although this interview could seem intimidating, it has its benefits. In general, it is much more objective and reliable due to the multiple opinions and it is also much more time optimized.
In order to perform well in a panel interview, we advise:
• Be sure that you research the maximum information about the people who are going to be interviewing you – assuming that the HR, your hypothetical direct supervisor and someone from the department would be there is a rather safe guess so spend some time trying to put names and faces to these positions.
The Growinfinance.com Team
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