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Types Of Interviews

05 November 2019
Zara Woodcock
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How To Prepare For Interviews

Ensuring that the job application process goes well, practising for interviews and the psychometric tests are necessary. Going through the situations in advance will lessen the chance of surprises. There are many interview types used by companies today from video interviews to scenario-type interviews. We will explain what each of them entails below:

  • Competency-Based Interviews: relies on your previous job experience to measure, assess, and prove your compatibility with the position you are applying for. You will need to answer questions that show your past work experience. This helps interviewers gain a better understanding of what you know, how you deal with work pressure etc.
  • Managerial Interviews: focuses on your managerial style and results. It will encompass how you interact with manage subordinates, colleagues, situations, and stress. Your results encompass previous job experience; achievements, failures, and how you dealt with them; and the overall results you intend to achieve while working for the company. Prospective employers will want to know how you will deal with the future of the company and its goals.
  • STAR-Based Interviews: is one of the most popular interviewing methods. You will be answering questions in two-minute spans, which will highlight your skills and competencies. STAR stands for Situation (describing the situation), Task (include the specifics of the problem and why you had to deal with it), Action (how you dealt with it) and Result (how you got the result).
  • Strength-Based Interviews: focuses on what you are good at and what you enjoy doing. The point of this interview is to show you that you could be doing the things you enjoy at the potential job.
  • Video Interviews: Interviewers will send you a link to an interview platform which contains pre-determined interview questions. You will have the chance to view the question before you record and submit your answer. You will not have a chance to expand your answers or explain your self so you need to have an exact answer.
  • Phone Interviews: This type of interview lasts between 10 – 30 minutes and you will be asked about availability, salary requirements, experience, why you want to work the company etc. Once you pass the phone interview, you will usually be asked to complete a video interview or a face-to-face one.

Have a read on what to do at an interview to ensure you are completely prepared.