The Group Interview is a practice often used when companies are looking at bulk recruitment, particularly for Customer Service roles or for Graduate Programmes. For the uninitiated, they can be pretty daunting, but fear not – help is at hand!
Here is how to make the RIGHT impression.
• BE PUNCTUAL- the walk of shame is not a great way to make a positive first impression.
• DRESS APPROPRIATELY – This is an interview- not a rock concert (unless of course, the interview IS for a rock concert, then dress appropriately for that!)
• LISTEN ACTIVELY – remember key names (repeat to reinforce), and instructions. This is the workforce folks, not school!
• DON’T BE A WALLFLOWER- Participate in the discussion or activity. You are being assessed on your ability to interact. Sitting silently will not get you hired.
• DON’T HOLD COURT-This is a team activity and there is no ”I “ in team is there? Not sharing the floor with others will just make you look like a bully.
• TAKE TURNS -acknowledge other ideas and where possible, add to these. E.g. “ Jack’s idea is great. Could we also include ….?”
• HAVE FUN- The assessors will be looking for outgoing, dynamic people.Who wants to work with sourpuss?
Have you ever been in group interview or perhaps you have been an assessor? We would love you to share your experiences!