- By Check-a-Salary
- Posted Monday 24
th September 2018
Want to ace your group interview? It's possible only when you stand out from the others. Know the tricks here and nail your upcoming group interview.
Here are some last minute tricks that can help you to streamline your preparation and ace your group interview. But first, you need to know what a Group interview entails.
When multiple interviewers take interviews of various candidates, then it's called a group interview. So, as a group, you may have to answer the typical questions. The primary aim of this group interview is to see how you interact with others.
Perhaps your main goal at this stage should be standing out from others in order that you can pass this first round and can go on to secure a solo interview.
Here are the tips to shine in the crowd
A Poker Face Can Do The Magic: Maybe your confidence is stumbling to see the other candidates but don't let anyone know that you are not confident enough. Don't let your expressions ruin everything. Just enter the room full of confidence and strictly resist your urge to size everyone up. In an employer's eyes, your reaction and interaction with other candidates will say a lot about you.
Making Friends can Help: Sometimes making friends can help you a lot. Generally, all the candidates seem to ignore each other at the time of interview. But, try talking to others. This will unquestionably help you to strengthen your self-confidence.
Try To Involve Everyone: Well, I know that you will say why should I involve everyone as the other candidates are my competition. But they can also help you with your solo interview. When everyone gets involved, it enhances your leadership qualities and the recruiters will see this quality.
Try To Be Yourself: Always keep in mind that you don't have to go overboard. Sometimes candidates force themselves to show that they have leadership qualities. But I would suggest you don’t do anything like that because that can backfire on you. Just be yourself and accept whatever comes. Form your opinions as the situation shows itself. If you are not the ‘typical’ leader type, then don't force yourself to be one. Of course, you must speak up and make sure that you are being noticed, but do it in your way. Don’t pretend to be someone else.
Make Your Perspective Clear: If you are an introvert, then a group interview is quite challenging for you. You have to be sure that when you acknowledge the questions or try to authenticate your opinion, you do it with a goal. You must not start the conversation with an apology. Most importantly, don’t let your voice trail off halfway through - speak with conviction.
Try To Listen Carefully: To speak purposefully, you have to listen to the interviewers and the interviewees as well. Try to stay engaged in where the conversation is heading. Use your body language to show that you are involved with the group, even if you are not actually talking. You can jot down a note very quickly if something important comes to mind and then, when the time comes, you will have so much more to say and won’t forget any important points.
Be prepared and don’t let others catch you off guard. Most importantly, try to maintain the interviewing basics. Things like appearance, promptness and research will help you stand out from the others.
Start your career on a positive note. To find a job, go through the job hunting sites and apply for jobs online.
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