Preparation for Group Interview

By | February 19, 2017
  • Before you begin the interview introduce yourself politely to the other candidates. You will be observed from the word go
  • It is important to be seen as an active participant rather than merely an observer. Contribute your views and ideas while also listening to the other candidates
  • Appear confident but avoid coming across as aggressive
  • Avoid dominating the conversation and don't interrupt the other candidates
  • Make sure that you take criticism and give feedback constructively
  • Give praise when possible and acknowledge valuable contributions from other candidates
  • Avoid obvious power conflicts as these will make you appear uncooperative and unprofessional
  • Stay cool under stress
  • Be aware of your body language. This is something that will be carefully observed. Make sure you are sending the right non-verbal message
  • With many candidates all trying to contribute, someone may make your point first. If this happens, think of a statement that adds to this point. This demonstrates that you listen actively and think on your feet
  • Prepare meaningful questions to ask. You will be asked at some point if you have any questions and you will stand out from the other candidates if you have a planned list of insightful questions to ask
  • Do background research on the company to help you plan your questions and interview answers
  • Be aware of the interviewers throughout so you can catch any important cues
  • Send a thank you letter to each interviewer as soon as possible afterwards

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