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Types of Interviews

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On-Campus Interviews:Interviews

Representatives from major organizations come to the SU campus between September and April to interview Salisbury students for choice positions –it is critical to be well prepared. 

Behavioral Interviews:

This type of interview is based on the premise that the best way to predict future behavior is to determine past behavior in a similar situation. This style of interview is gaining wide acceptance among recruiters. 

Case Interviews:

This style of interviewing is used most frequently by consulting firms. They have long been used to see a candidate’s thought processes in motion. (Can you analyze complex open-ended business problems )? 

Interview at the organization’s site:

This is an interview to decide which applicants should continue in the process and to confirm the initial impression made by the recruiter who recommended the candidate.

Telephone screening Interview:

Employers may choose to conduct a telephone interview to screen applicants and make the first cut to determine if they want to arrange a face-to –face meeting. 

Video "SKYPE" Interview:

When interviewing with organizations at a great distance, a video interview can be useful in determining which candidates to invite for face-to face interviews.  These interviews are online and are typically done via computer software programs that gives face-to-face communication online.  Many times "SKYPE" software is used.

Informational Interview:

This interview is usually at your initiation and is one of the best sources for gathering information about what is happening in a particular occupation or industry.  You will be conducting research with people working in that field. Click here for examples of information interview questions you can ask.

Assessment/group interview/conference Interview:

Some employers (especially major retailers) include an assessment center or group discussion in their selection process. This technique is useful for evaluating and comparing applicant’s leadership potential.

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